Sep 21, 2006

Don't Judge a Fabric by Its Weaver

Silk is a beautiful fabric, but not its creator. Here is the silk worm. Of course, any creature with 'worm' in its name is going to have a hard time being anything other than ugly, but these larvae don't make any attempt at being attractive. They settled on 'corpse' white for their coloring. Not too creative. I guess I can't complain, though. I wouldn't mind having a set of sheets woven from their product.

Photo taken by me at the San Francisco Zoo.

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