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Protien Fibre SILK

Protien Fibre SILK

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Published by: nitishkohli on May 18, 2009
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Presented by: T. SrivaniAsst. Prof., DFT
 
ABOUT SILK……….
Fine, strong, soft, lustrous fibre produced bysilkworms.
A
natural protein fibre.
 The best-known type of silk is obtained fromcocoons made by the larvae of the mulberrysilkworm
Bombyx mori
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
 
HISTORY OF THE USE OFSILK 
Chinese are using silk since 27
th
century B.C.
Became a valuable commodity in Greece andRome.
During Roman Empire, silk was sold for its weightin gold.
SILK Production-Secret of ChinaChinese domesticated silkworms,fed them with mulberry leaves andunwound cocoons to form silk strands . 
The Chinese womendomesticating silkwormsfor obtaining silk from itscocoons.

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