Thursday, January 20, 2011

spider silk cloth

Spider Silk Tapestry, 2009, 11ft x 4ft, Madagascar (conceived by Simon Peers)
located at the American Museum of Natural History
, NY

The duration of the project was approximately 4 years in the making and required the work of about one million female golden orb-weaving spiders. Hand-powered machines were used to harness the spiders for extracting their silk in order to make a single 96 filament thread.

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