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  • n  type genus of the Bombycidae: Chinese silkworm moth
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  • EXHIBIT REVIEW: An ethereal silken globe
    By Kristen Sunter The Silk Pavilion is a gauzy hemisphere of sparse silk threads, with apertures arranged in an asymmetric but balanced pattern and many small, dense, circular patches of silk filaments that were spun directly onto it by live silkworms. The scaffold is composed of several panels with irregular patterns of silk thread to support the silk spun by Bombyx mori, the most widely ...
    Sept. 6, 2013 - The Tech

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