Gerda Van den Bos

Gerda Van den Bos

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<< AFRICA SILKS >> The indigenous Mopani worm produces lovely fawn coloured silk.

<< AFRICA SILKS >> The indigenous Mopani worm produces lovely fawn coloured silk.

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Africa Silks by Roseanna McBain (C) TravelGround

Africa Silks by Roseanna McBain (C) TravelGround

Shopping | Stellenbosch 360

Shopping | Stellenbosch 360

Absolute Africa home page

Absolute Africa home page

#SilkAfrica skin care range. Made from #serecin, with love from the #silkworms. #BombyxMori. www.silkafrica.com

#SilkAfrica skin care range. Made from #serecin, with love from the #silkworms. #BombyxMori. www.silkafrica.com

Did you know? Africa Silks has shops in #Stellenbosch, #Franschhoek, #Graskop, #Pilgrim'sRest, #Hazyview and one on the #AfricaSilksFarm outside Graskop?

Did you know? Africa Silks has shops in #Stellenbosch, #Franschhoek, #Graskop, #Pilgrim'sRest, #Hazyview and one on the #AfricaSilksFarm outside Graskop?

Africa Silks in #Stellenbosch. Where you can buy #silkduvets, #silk scarves, #silk throws and the #SilkAfrica skin care range.

Africa Silks in #Stellenbosch. Where you can buy #silkduvets, #silk scarves, #silk throws and the #SilkAfrica skin care range.

According to a legend a silkworm cocoon fell into empress’ tea bowl while she was enjoying a drink under a mulberry tree. She discovered then how the hot water uncoils the silky filaments from around the pupa. In ancient China the craft of making silk was a secret you would be put to death if caught spilling – such was the Empire’s desire to guard their monopoly.

According to a legend a silkworm cocoon fell into empress’ tea bowl while she was enjoying a drink under a mulberry tree. She discovered then how the hot water uncoils the silky filaments from around the pupa. In ancient China the craft of making silk was a secret you would be put to death if caught spilling – such was the Empire’s desire to guard their monopoly.