Our silk is Mulberry silk. This silk comes from China and is produced by silkworms. The silkworms’ cocoons are used to make yarn. To produce a long thread of a high quality the cocoons are boiled with the silkworms inside. Boiled silkworms are a delicacy in Asia and are eaten by local people. It would not be possible to produce the same high quality of silk if the moth was allowed to chew its way out first, since the thread would then be separated into many short threads. That is why this method is used.
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