Golden Spider Silk

May 25, 2012

Spider Silk

I have finally made it to the V&A today to admire the most unusual fine fabric: silk made by spiders! It took three years and over a million spiders to make enough silk for this beautiful cape. The cape is made entirely of the undyed silk of the golden silk orb-weaver Nephila madagascariensis (spiders from Madagascar). What stunning golden colour, the cape is a true work of art. But would you wear silk lingerie made by these wonderful spiders? Spider Silk CapeSpider Silk WeavingGolden Silk Orb-Weaver

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