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Hsi-Ling-Su Chinese Goddess of Silk

Origin of Silk
“Chinese legend gives the title Goddess of Silk to Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, wife of the mythical Yellow Emperor, who was said to have ruled China in about 3000 BC. She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom”

The emperor Huang-Ti ordered his wife Hsi-Ling-Shi to investigate what was eating the leaves on his mulberry trees. She found white worms that spin shiny cocoons. According to the story, she accidentally dropped one of these cocoons into her hot tea and a delicate filament separated itself. She drew it out, unwinding a long single strand. Hsi-Ling-Shi had discovered silk.

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Silk Roving

 

CRAZY Handpainted Silk Mulberry Bombyx Roving 100% brick combed top HAPPY DAY

CRAZY Handpainted Silk Mulberry Bombyx Roving 100% brick combed top HAPPY DAY
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CRAZY Handpainted Silk Mulberry Bombyx Roving 100% brick combed top FOOT LOOSE

CRAZY Handpainted Silk Mulberry Bombyx Roving 100% brick combed top FOOT LOOSE
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Cafe au Lait Merino Wool Roving, felting wool, cream brown wool roving, merino

Cafe au Lait Merino Wool Roving, felting wool, cream brown wool roving, merino
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Merino wool Bamboo Blend Luxury Fiber Spinning Undyed Ecru Top Roving - 1lb

Merino wool Bamboo  Blend Luxury Fiber Spinning Undyed Ecru Top Roving - 1lb
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