How is silk made?
Surprisingly some of the cocoons have two worms inside and are used for silk batting for quilts rather than woven into fabric. The single cocoons are placed into pots full of boiling water where they collapse and start to unravel. Once the worm is removed, (are you ready for this) ... it is eaten! Don't forget, in this culture, worms are considered a very special delicacy with a high protein content. No thanks, I think I'll stick to a hotdog and fries! Once the cocoons start to unravel, they are whisked with a stiff natural brush to snare a loose thread to begin the spooling and reeling process and then finally woven into luxurious silk.
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|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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