Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spider weaving


Detail 
Well I have to record this, spinning from the Madagascar golden orb spider, to produce a beautiful fine yellow thread from which was woven a  decorated piece of cloth, the following Youtube shows the process.  There is an exhibition in the V&A Museum at the moment with a golden cape made of the stuff, it takes years to gather the thread and then weave it - true craft.

Of course it is priceless but the workmanship is exquisite.......

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