Origin and whereabouts of the great fabric called silk
Date : 13/11/2017
Origin and whereabouts of the great fabric called silk From china it began, the production of silk and its journey further towards the world industry,As known in todays world as a fabric of thousand years of history.
Until the silk road opened during the half of the first millennium it remained confined to china.From clothing the uses of it grown with time spreading into various applications including writing,With time the silk became the trade mark of reputations among social classes during the Tang dynasity.Spreading to japan during 300 bce, it started its first steps towards global market, from East to Arabian civilizations silk got its hold on.
Applauds for what it is
Unparallel beauty in its textures, without compromising in comfort its both heaven for eyes and touch.Being one of the strongest natural fibres its uses got identified in various forms of industries apart From garments. From blankets to Parachutes its uses vary from industries, among some are far away for even Imagination.
In surgical sutures and bicycle tires, well dont be amazed, keep that mouth closed its just started.
Well we can talk about its uses for whole day, but to give you an idea of where it is really coming from
Who is the Maker
Silk is the result of secretion of silk glands. A pair of long tubular and coiled glands lying one on each side of the alimentary canal of the caterpillar.
The glands secretion passes through the spinnerets which then transforms into a single thread, fascinating isn't it !.
To be one of the softest fabrics sacrifices have been made. By killing the thing that made it.Silkworms are caterpillars the BOmbyx mor moth. During its 3 to 8 day pupating period, the silkworm
Secretes fibroin, a sticky liquid protein, from its two seriteries. Pushed through a spinneret, the twin pair Of continuoes threads harden when they come into contact with the air.The secretion of sericin, a bonding agent,from two other glands to hold the two filaments together is the next step. While constructing its cocoon, the silkworm will twist in a figure 8 motion about 300,000 times and produces around 1 kilometer of filament.