Textiles for Textbooks (part I): Sericulture – Silk Farming and Manufacturing

The following series of images represent the process of sericulture and silk manufacturing in China. Sericulture begins with the feeding of mulberry leaves to the caterpillars of domesticated Silkmoths (Bombyx mori). When the silkworms are ready, after about 25 days, they are placed among twigs and begin producing silk in a continuous-filament fiber to form…