Rare and sumptuous silk has always charmed men and represents luxury and distinction.
The origin of silk comes from a pretty tale dating back to 2200 BC.
"It is said that a Chinese princess, savoring her tea at the foot of a mulberry tree, discovered silk, by dropping a cocoon of bombyx (the silkworm, which itself is the caterpillar of a butterfly) .A long thread would have unwound when she tried to retrieve the cocoon.
Since that day, Chinese silk has remained an infinitely precious and jealously guarded secret for nearly three millennia. "
The silkworm was bred for the purpose of producing and weaving silk - a breeding known as sericulture - and anyone who attempted to steal silkworms, cocoons or even eggs was doomed to death!
On the strength of this monopoly situation, China traded with the rest of the world. The roads crossing deserts and mountains to link Asia to Europe have been called the “Silk Road”, taken from the XNUMXnd century onwards by caravans which transported various riches for commercial purposes.
Good to know:
Silk has a soft texture that is not slippery unlike many synthetic fibers.
It is one of the strongest natural fibers, but it loses up to 20% of its strength when wet. It has a good moisture accumulation of 11%.
Silk can be weakened if exposed to trop of sunlight. It can also be attacked by insects, especially if left dirty.
Silk is resistant to a lot of mineral acids, except sulfuric acid which dissolves it. It is yellow from perspiration. A chlorine bleach will also destroy silk fabrics.
Tip: Method of identifying the fibers of a silk by calcification.
One of the simplest tests to know if you are dealing with pure silk is to disassemble the warp threads from the weft threads of a small sample of the fabric, and burn them each on their own; because it is possible to use several types of fibers for the weaving of a piece.
The pure silk ash, greyish, crumbles easily under the fingers, giving off an odor of burnt hair or feathers.
Our pure silk scarves will bring you protection, a relaxing effect, a relief to skin problems.
And especially Ladies, Rare and sumptuous silk has always charmed men and represents luxury and distinction. So check out our collection without further ado! A good hearer!