Wednesday, 18 August 2010
We all enjoy the beauty and feel of silk on our skin but do we really know where it comes from? Insect craftsmen, Bombyx Mori or the silk worm, live for only six weeks on a diet of Mulberry Leaves. After a month, its size is 8,000 times greater and its weight increases by 10,000. When the worm stops eating, it creates a cocoon around its body with a thin silk line drawn from two glands in its mouth. Each cocoon bud wire can measure about 900 metres in length.
Images by Pere Pascual.