Art Historian Creates World’s Largest Shawl Made From Golden Spider Silk | Ecouterre

Art Historian Creates World’s Largest Shawl Made From Golden Spider Silk

by Jasmin Malik Chua, 09/29/09 – re-bloged from Ecouterre.

World’s largest shawl woven from spider silk     —-WOW —-

Photo by R. Mickens/American Museum of Natural History

Along came a spider—well, 1 million spiders, to be exact. Using silk extracted from more than a million golden orb spiders, which are found only in Madagascar, this spectacular 11×4-foot shawl took British art historian Simon Peers and his American business partner Nicholas Godley more than four years to create using century-old weaving techniques. Another remarkable feature: The glistening silk threads are completely undyed.

via Art Historian Creates World’s Largest Shawl Made From Golden Spider Silk | Ecouterre.

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