World's Largest Woven Spider Silk Cape
This resplendent 13 foot long cape was made from the silk of more than a million female Golden Orb spiders collected from the highlands of Madagascar has been unveiled at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London. The hand-woven brocaded textile, which is on display at the museum till June 5, 2012, is naturally golden in colour and took over four years to create.
1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth
A rare textile made from the silk of more than a million wild spiders goes on display today at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. To produce this unique golden cloth, 70 people spent four years collecting golden orb spiders from telephone poles in Madagascar, while another dozen workers carefully extracted \\[…\\]
Spider Silk: Structure, Creation & Application
Spider Silk: Structure, Creation & Application ....... The charm of the silk fabric has tempted human race since thousands for years. The variety and range of color and spectacular texture has made this fabric most friendly to all. It is manufactured both naturally and artificially.
The amazing properties of spider silk makes it attractive for lot of applications. To make maximum use of this fiber it is important to know the nature of spider silk and number of ways in which it can be use in various applications. There are plenty of reasons why silk is considered as a popular fiber for many applications. When it comes to silk produced by spiders you can look for various types. This is because these species are capable enough to create at least 7 to 8 types of silk…
Due to the difficulties in extracting and processing substantial amounts of spider silk, there is currently only one known piece of cloth made of spider silk, an 11-by-4-foot (3.4 by 1.2 m) cape with a golden tint made in Madagascar in 2009. Eighty-two people worked for four years to collect over one million golden orb spiders and extract silk from them.
Spider Silk Reaching to Newer Heights in Prospect
Spider Silk Reaching to Newer Heights in Prospect ............. When you reside in a household, one of the furthermost amazing constituents known to the humans is probably languishing into a dark section of your underground store. The spider webs & particularly the draglines which form their assembly are made by the silk threads extruded via arachnids that could be quite a few times harder than Kevlar in addition to stronger than the steel via weight, but likewise extremely…
It has long been known that certain fibers produced in nature possess remarkable mechanical properties in terms of strength, resilience and flexibility.Kraig envisions that this genetically engineered spider silk, with its superior mechanical characteristics, will surpass the current generation of high-performance fiber. We believe that spider silk is in some ways so superior to the materials currently available in the marketplace.