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
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.
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.