linen of the sea

Endangered 5000 year old ancient practice of making silk made from mollusc slime

January 15, 2016

Endangered 5000 year old ancient practice of making silk made from mollusc slime

“Haste doesn’t live here,” says one sign on the door. Another inside says “Nothing in this room is for sale.” An Italian woman named Chiara Vigo is the last living master of the ancient textile tradition of spinning “baysuss” or silk produced from the fibres exuded by a giant mediterranean mollusc.

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