Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sous le charme

What a nice surprise! While browsing through the papetries department at the Bon Marché the other day, I came across these simple dainties. I was really taken with them when I realised they were made from emptied silk cocoons that had been dyed.

It's not the silk flower than what we usually imagine. And it's an ecological way to use everything, silk thread and the outer cocoon.

So, thank you little mutant creature, at our service for our demands of luxury. You cannot fly
because you are too heavy, but just one of your silk worms can produce a treasure of 1.5 km of thread. Now we don't need to discard your fuzzy, papery cocoon.
(close up of bombyx mori butterfly)

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