Reeled silk vs raw

Does anyone know what the difference is between the raw silk and hand reeled tussah silk is? I am looking at some of the hand reeled tussah silk yarn on e-bay and it looks nice, but I’m a little nervous because someone on the sellers feedback said that what they sold them was raw silk not reeled.


Okay, did I just ask a dumb question. Or is it because no one knows. The reason I asked was because I had never thought about what the difference might mean, and if there really is a difference.

I have no idea what the difference is. I hope someone here can educate us both. lol :??

No, that’s not a dumb question at all(are there any anyway)).
Knitty recently had an article about silk(this one). I think they also explained the difference if I remember right :??

Ah, thank you. I will check it out.

Oh wow, did that ever answer my question!!! The person I have won yarn from on e-bay has no idea what they are selling. LOL! Oh well, at least I know what I am getting now.

thank you again.