The first archive of Muga silk comes during the Ahom dynasty. It was from the period of Ahom dynasty, the Muga culture flourished among the locals. Muga silk has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) status since 2007 and the logo for authentic production has been registered with Assam Science Technology and Environment Council.

Muga cocoon are formed with continuous filament of 350-550m. For production of 1kg of muga raw silk, 4500-5500 cocoons are required. The existing traditional muga reeling device is “BHIR”, where two persons are required to produce 60-80g of raw silk per day. Hence, CSTRI muga reeling machine for production of warp yarn and “BANI” reeling for welt yarn are recommended for muga cocoon reeling.