Ancient Art of Chinese Silk

By lunaradmin - Jun 24, 2015      

Silk has often been sought out by royalty and citizens alike. China is the largest producer by far, making over 800,000 tons of opulent thread each year. The raw material for silk thread is made by larvae that feed off the leaves of mulberry trees. The silkworms are mostly farmed. As the silkworms feed on the mulberry leaves, they begin spitting out silk and wrapping themselves into cocoon which would produce cocoon silk.
In the past, everything was handmade, now silk is mostly made by machine. Although not all silk produced today is handmade, it still retains a major factor in Chinese culture.


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