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Wild Silk

Wild silk coccoons. Wild silk coccoons.

Wild silk is obtained from the cocoons of caterpillars living in a wild state or in semi-domesticity, mostly from the genus Antheraea, but also from others. See also Tussah silk.

Source: BURNHAM, Dorothy (1980). Warp and Weft: A Textile Terminology, Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, p. 123. 

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 6 June 2016).

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