Fine, strong, soft, lustrous fibre produced bysilkworms.
natural protein fibre.
The best-known type of silk is obtained fromcocoons made by the larvae of the mulberrysilkworm
reared in captivity(sericulture).
The shimmering appearance for which silk isprized comes from the fibres' triangular prism-likecross section which allows silk cloth to refractincoming light at different angles.
It is a smooth, lustrous, elastic and fine