Story of Silk

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Library Journal
This is an exhaustive and encyclopedic source about the product and culture of one of the most fascinating domesticated insects, the silkworm. The author, who lives in rural England, keeps his own silkworms and raises mulberry trees in his garden. He begins with the history of the silk road, which originated over 5000 years ago and wended its way from China to England and later from England to America. He then goes on to detail all aspects of silkworm culture from the egg to caterpillar to cocoon. The variety of silk moths and the silk they produce is covered, and a comprehensive chapter on mulberry trees and their origins and distribution is also included. What makes Feltwell's book most intriguing are the subsequent chapters: Natural Dyes, Uses of Silk (the printing of a Hermes scarf), Royal Silks, Huguenots and the Silk Tradition, and Silk-Weavers, Cottages, and Mills. Feltwell's Britishisms are annoying at first but quickly surmounted. Recommended for larger public libraries and all textile collections.-- Susan M. Clark, Saskatoon P.L., Saskatchewan
Booknews
Illustrated with some 80 b&w photographs and 28 color plates--many of them rare pictures and previously unpublished--this lovely volume looks at every aspect of silk, from its 5,000-year history as a fabric to the natural history of the silkworm and the mulberry tree. Includes a substantial bibliography, a glossary, and appendices on silk-weavers practicing today, museums, societies, and associations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840017659
  • Publisher: B&N Distribution
  • Publication date: 4/1/1991

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