Madagascan Garment

A model wears a cape made from the silk produced by more than a million Madagascar Golden Orb spiders. The piece took eight years to create and uses fabric not woven in more than a century. The garment is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London until 5 June.

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Source: The Guadian
Photograph: David Levene

I feel a little disquiet over this, even though I’m no fan of ight-legged, air-breathing Arthropods, and even though probably none were killed in the making of the garment. Strange.

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