Eri Silk Cocoon to Cloth
by Kiran Badola and Richard S. Peigler
An illustrative book on Eri Silk textiles around the world, from cocoon to cloth. Including designs of Eri Silk scarves with detailed spec sheets and photos.
The book is very well written and illustrated with photographs. I would recommend this book to textile science teachers and textile designers alike. It's a home weaver must-have. Publications on Eri are not easy to come by. This variety of Silk is found in north-east of India as also in countries like China, Bhutan, Thailand, Ethiopia, Romania etc. The book carries excellent photographs of Eri-silk products from all these regions. The section on eri-culture is excellent, covering the lifecycle of naturally occurring eri silk fiber from the time it is spun by the worm into a cocoon till it exits as a cecropia moth. The collections of textiles and fabrics in it, including designs to weave scarves with detailed spec sheets and photos are excellent. Of particularly value to me is the bibliography, which cites most known references on this important variety of Silk.
posted at 10:35PM Apr 04 PST
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