About 4,000 years ago the Chinese discovered the secret of the silk cocoon. No one knows exactly how or when this important discovery was made. One story says that a young princess was drinking tea in her garden and watching silkworms spin cocoons. By chance one dropped into her tea and the hot tea made

The Origin Of Silk Fabric

Silk is a natural protein fiber. The best-known type of silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. China is the first producer of silk in the world. Silk cocoons and bits of silk have been found among the relices from 4700BC. Today, centers of silk production are mainly in
The History of Silk

The History of Silk

According to Confucius, it was in 2640 B.C. that the Chinese princess Xi Ling Shi was the first to reel a cocoon of silk which, legend also has it, had dropped into her cup of tea. From that historic moment, the Chinese discovered the life cycle of the silk worm and for the next 3000