How silk is obtained.Silk Manufacturing


What is Silk?

Natural silk is a fiber obtained from cocoons developed by silk`s caterpillars. This silk worm is not a worm. It is a caterpillar. Only silk butterfly's caterpillar, that is fed with mulberry leafs, can produce a real silk cocoon. Also, some nearby species that eat mulberry can be used for production of native silk. Cocoons are exposed to water vapor, allowing fiber's splitting. Finally cocoons are twisted in between them, forming the silk thread.
Silk caterpillar and its cocoon.