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a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae

animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders

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In order to interpret ancient societies, access to silk per se, and more specifically, to the technology of processed silk, which has a significant bearing on long-distance contacts between East and West in prehistory, reliable methods of fibre identification are needed.
True' silk, or edelseide, denotes the Chinese domesticated and processed silk.