TThere’s something extraordinary about SILK. First thing that usually comes to mind – soft, weightless and luxurious.
Silk has some very unique qualities: it will make you warm if you are cold and it can cool you down when you’re hot. Silk is surprisingly easy to care for and will retain its beauty for many years.
We learn from history that for many centuries, western civilization had little knowledge about this beautiful material. For the Chinese, it was the most vigorously guarded secret. Pliny the Elder, the Roman historian and naturalist, wrote in his encyclopedic work, Naturalis Historia (Natural History), which became a model for all other encyclopedias, “Silk was obtained by removing the down from the leaves with the help of water…”.
LEGEND OF LADY HSI-LING-SHIH
The writings of Confucius and Chinese tradition recount that in the 27th century BCE, a silk worm’s cocoon fell into the tea cup of the empress Leizu. Wishing to extract it from her drink, the 14-year-old girl began to unroll the thread of the cocoon.
She then had the idea to weave it. Having observed the life of the silk worm on the recommendation of her husband, the Yellow Emperor, she began to instruct her entourage in the art of raising silk worms – sericulture. From this point on, she became known as the goddess of silk in Chinese mythology. *
From then on, silk became one of the most desired fabrics in the world. In fact, it’s why silk is often used in legacy and heirloom pieces that are passed down from generation to generation.
If you are looking for something truly unique, beautiful and timeless, something that will always be above fashion trends – feast your eyes on silk!