Monday, October 26, 2009

Amazing textile made from spider silk

I saw this article on Gimundo about an amazing textile woven from spider silk. Each fiber in the piece consists of 96 strands of spider silk and over a million spiders were used in the gathering of the silk. Don't worry, though. The spiders were caught, milked and then released back into the wild. Check out the page and video on the American Museum of Natural History page here.