Silk

Silk is produced by silkworms, which are native to Asia and create their cocoons out of a strong elastic material that is collected and processed into silk fabric. This fabric can be used to make clothing, bedding, and other goods.

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History of China
Ancient China
Silk

Why did the Chinese guard the secret of silk production so carefully?

To try to keep their monopoly on silk fabrics.

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Science
Farm Crops
Cotton
Silk

Where does cotton come from?

your bum

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Silk

Why is a cocoon that produce a live silkmoth useless for making silk cloth?

because the silk that we use is different then that one

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Why did kings want to contral the silk route?

because they get benifited as the traders who are passing by should pay the tax and some times the traders bring gifts for them.

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Science
Silk

Why artificial silk is much cheaper than natural silk?

Artificial silk is produced in mills and with synthetic fibres. Original silk is produced by the silk worms and it requires a lot of skill, labour and time. SO naturally the original silk is expensive than the artificial.

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Physics
Silk

Is silk a conductor?

No, Any materials are not Conductors.

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Clothing
The Difference Between
Silk

What are the differences between cotton and silk?

silk is slippy and cotton is not

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What artificial silk is much is cheaper?

Artificial silk is produced in mills and with synthetic fibres. Original silk is produced by the silk worms and it requires a lot of skill, labour and time. SO naturally the original silk is expensive than the artificial

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School Subjects
Ancient History
Languages and Cultures
Silk

What is the difference between ancient silk and modern silk?

Per se, there are no differences in the raw fibre -- though more modern technologies may shorten the time it takes to work with the cocoons, and increase the number of cocoons available to harvest.

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What effect of silk thread gives it a natural shine?

Triangular

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Example Sentences
The Difference Between
Silk

What are the differences between natural silk and artificial silk?

Natural silk comes from silk worms while artificial silk is made of cotton. Natural silk has a beautiful sheen to it. Go to the links and see this beautiful silk fabric.

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Clothing
Manufacturing
Silk

What are some things made out of silk?

Main products made out of silk are shirts, ties, blouses, formal dresses, high fashion clothes, lingerie, pyjamas, robes, dress suits, sun dresses and kimonos. It is also used in furniture applications and wall hangings. In past, silk was used in parachutes, bicycle tires, comforter filling and gunpowder bags.

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Wool
Silk

What is differentiate between wool and Silk?

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Silk

Which animal gives us silk?

A silk worm.

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Elements and Compounds
Silk

Is silk a compound?

No. Silk is a natural product exuded from a silkworm as a cocoon.

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Silk

Does silk come from a plant or a worm?

There isn't technically a silk plant. Silk worms make silk. They spin a cocoon and silk comes from the fibers in the cocoon. Linen is made from the fibers of the flax plant.

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Silk

Is synthetic silk still called silk?

Japan has developed technology for producing a synthetic spider silk with the same qualities as natural spider silk. Not all synthetic silk has the same qualities as the natural silk though.

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Silk

Are silk table clothes machine washable, or do I need to handwash them?

Silk table clothes are only to be gently machine washed, otherwise they may show damage.

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Silk

What companies produce and sale raw silk?

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Animal Life
Fabrics (Cloth Textiles)
Silk

Why do silk worms hae different colours?

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Plastics and Polymers
Fabrics (Cloth Textiles)
Silk

Why synthetic silk garments are cheaper than the original silk?

To get real silk you have to raise millions of silkworms, allow them to spin cocoons, then kill most of them (retaining just enough live cocoons to produce the moths that will lay the eggs for the next batch of silkworms) and carefully unwind the silk fibers from these cocoons.

Silk thread is then spun from the harvested silk fibers.

All of these steps are performed manually by human labor.

To get synthetic silk (e.g. rayon, nylon) you just make a large batch of the appropriate polymer and extrude it through tiny nozzles and the resulting fibers are spun into thread.

These steps can easily be automated on a massive industrial scale, requiring almost no attention from humans.

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Silk

What was silk mostly used to make?

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Silk

How can you destroy silk?

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Silk

What Statements about Chinese silk is false?

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Insects
Silk

Why do you think that the silkworm's size increases rapidly?

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