Cape of the Golden Silk Spider

Currently on show at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is one extraordinary garment woven of a spider’s silk. To create a length of fabric, four meters long, required the contribution of over a million female golden orb-weaver spiders, and a great many spider hunters, silk extractors, embroiderers and weavers.

Images via Dezeen & a short film concerning the designers Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley.

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4 responses to “Cape of the Golden Silk Spider

  1. beata

    what an amazing thing it is…but the spider on the third picture appears to be tortured a little? 😦

  2. beautiful! I’ll have to check this out at the V&A – thanks for sharing.

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