Spider Silk

This week in New York, the American Museum of Natural History unveiled something never before seen: an 11-by-4-foot tapestry made completely of spider silk.

Weavers in Madagascar took four years to make it, and the museum says there’s no other like it in the world.”

[Source: NPR] This is uber cool. More than one million spiders were used to harvest the silk (no, they were not harmed). Nearly 80 people ‘silked’ the spiders every morning before releasing them back into the wild. The radiant gold color of the tapestry is the natural color of the silk. I hope I’m able to lay my eyes on this amazing piece of artwork that cost nearly half a million dollars to make.