While it is majorly found in the North East of India, Eri is also known as Errandi and Endi Silk. The word ‘Eri’ is inspired from the Assamese word ‘era’ which means castor. The silk worms that produce Eri silk feed on castor plants, hence deriving the name ‘eri’. Eri Silk is one of the purest forms of Silk that is a true and genuine product of the Samia cynthia ricini worm. Eri Silk is called the father of all forms of cultured and textured Silks. Eri Silk is the only domesticated silk produced in India, as the process doesn’t involve any killing of the silk worm, also naming Eri silk as ‘Ahimsa (ahinsa) silk or fabric of peace.