Embroidered golden spider silk cape made from the silk of more than one million female golden orb-weaver spiders collected in the highlands of Madagascar.

Embroidered golden spider silk cape made from the silk of more than one million female golden orb-weaver spiders collected in the highlands of Madagascar.

Big Edie and Little Edie- true artistic inspirations and anathemas unto themselves  MAYSLES FILMS : GREY GARDENS

Big Edie and Little Edie- true artistic inspirations and anathemas unto themselves MAYSLES FILMS : GREY GARDENS

3 years, 1.2 million Golden Orb Weaver spiders individually collected in the highlands of Madagascar...

3 years, 1.2 million Golden Orb Weaver spiders individually collected in the highlands of Madagascar...

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

Frammento di seta tessuta bizantina, V Museum, 1200-1399

Frammento di seta tessuta bizantina, V Museum, 1200-1399

A golden cape woven from the silk of 1.2 million Golden Orb spiders has gone on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.  The richly-embroidered garment -- its bright yellow hue is the natural color of the spider silk -- is the result of a seven-year project on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.  Using long poles, a team of 80 people worked to collect the spiders from their webs each day and harvest their silk before returning them to the wild.

A golden cape woven from the silk of 1.2 million Golden Orb spiders has gone on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The richly-embroidered garment -- its bright yellow hue is the natural color of the spider silk -- is the result of a seven-year project on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. Using long poles, a team of 80 people worked to collect the spiders from their webs each day and harvest their silk before returning them to the wild.

silk from the Golden Orb Spider was collected and spun into cloth to create a cloak and a scarf. This colour is naturally occurring - it's how the spiders make it. On exhibit in London from mid January, 2012

silk from the Golden Orb Spider was collected and spun into cloth to create a cloak and a scarf. This colour is naturally occurring - it's how the spiders make it. On exhibit in London from mid January, 2012

SOMEBODY WOVE THIS. thread by thread... Chinese Silk Brocade, late Ming

SOMEBODY WOVE THIS. thread by thread... Chinese Silk Brocade, late Ming

Spider silk is stonger than steel, weight for weight. British art historian Simon Peers and his American business partner Nicholas Godley collected silk from 1 million golden orb spiders, and spun it and wove it using tradional techniques and designs. The resulting shawl measures 11 by 4 feet, and the colour is entirely natural.

Spider silk is stonger than steel, weight for weight. British art historian Simon Peers and his American business partner Nicholas Godley collected silk from 1 million golden orb spiders, and spun it and wove it using tradional techniques and designs. The resulting shawl measures 11 by 4 feet, and the colour is entirely natural.

spider silk cape more details - embroidered spider

spider silk cape more details - embroidered spider

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