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The art of rearing of Eri silkworms, spinning and weaving was introduced by the Bodo indigenous people in India (Dr. T. C. Sharma, 1981). The use of Eri silk is closely associated with the culture and tradition of the Bodo society and occupies a prominent place in the Socio-economic life of the people of BTC areas.The Eri culture is practiced not only for silk but also for the protein rich pupae for consumption by people as a delicacy. The Eri silk has special thermal properties, which supplement the requirements of warm clothing to some extent. Subsequently, the Muga culture was patronized in Assam by the Tai Dynasty (Ahom). Muga Culture has been an age old practice of folks of North Eastern India, especially in Assam. History says that Muga culture migrated to Assam from a village in Northern Burma called the 'Punj Kong Village', which in Burmese language means Muga Rearing Village. It is a culture as old as 700 years and over the years has become indigenous practice in the North Eastern Region.