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Remember this?

Well, apparently I was not the only one struck by the beauty of these spiders’ silk–look at what’s being exhibited right now at the American Museum of Natural History:

Go on, read more about this amazing, amazing textile–and if you are near New York any time soon, go see it in person!

(Thanks to Dances with Wools for the heads up)


  • This amazes me. Spider silk is probably the strongest fiber in the world and while I don’t think I could hold those spiders in my hands as the exhibitors are doing, I find spiders fascinating. They are also play very important roles in world mythology. I spend some time in Costa Rica searching for the golden orb spider and wow, the remarkable webs they weave!


  • katieM
    March 16
    12:19 am

    One of those makes a web between my Patio door and kitchen window. I get too scared to go outside in the back when those things are out.


  • I love the AMNH and Rose Center. We usually go at least once a year, but really should go more frequently to see the rotating exhibits like this one. You should come up for a weekend. 😀


  • Janet W
    March 16
    4:05 am

    That’s just stunningly beautiful: thanks AZ!


  • That’s truly beautiful. However, I don’t think I could ever wear something made out of spider silk: I wouldn’t be able to stop thinking about the creepy, crawly spiders. One million of them. Wargh!


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