Golden Spider Silk

  • through July 6, 2024
  • Museum of Islamic Art
Golden Spider Silk delves into the fascinating world of golden spider silk, unveiling its extraordinary history and remarkable properties. For centuries, spider silk was coveted by those seeking to compete with the silk arriving from China and flooding the wealthy wardrobes and bedchambers of Europe. The exhibition charts the histories of the fascinating players determined to harness this rarest of silks, from the inception of the idea by the Frenchman François-Xavier Bon in 1709 to modern-day creators. 
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