Friday, June 12

Silky facts.

Not many people are aware of the fact that it is only Chinese that made the first silk from silk worms. It was as early as 5000 years ago. But we Indians still believe that we only made the silk first.

I think, somehow Indians too learnt to make silk from silk worm 3000 years ago. I give below some pictures of silk being made from silk worm cocoons.

It takes around 30,000 silkworms to produce 12 pounds of raw silk.

Silk worms are fed only mulberry leaves.

An umbrella made of silk fabric:

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