Thursday, June 6, 2013

3 Years in The Making... Golden Spider Silk Cape

On display at the V&A from January - June 2012 were the world’s largest pieces of cloth made from spider silk. Included were a brocaded shawl made from the silk of more than one million female golden orb-weaver spiders collected in the highlands of Madagascar, as well as a cape which was on public display for the first time.  I would love to see this in the flesh so to speak and was fascinated by the concept and the result is just staggeringly beautiful.

Simon Peers & Nicholas Godley discuss Golden Spider Silk


Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

That is truly awe-inspiringly incredible! I can't even fathom the patience and process it took to get that end result!

Chrissie Marshall said...

let alone the 1 million spiders that it took to ceate the silk, truly amazing

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