This beautiful, fashionable scarf is an excellent addition to any outfit. The scarf is 100% silk made; and as a result, it is soft and cool on hot summer days. This kind of beautiful scarf comes in a variety of colors and patterns. The silk scarf is made as follows:
Silk comes from the cocoon of the silk worm. Although many insects produce silk, the commercial silk industry primarily uses the filament produced by the Bombyx mori or mulberry silk moth. The silk worm feeds on mulberry leaves and then attaches itself to the tree to spin a silk cocoon. This process takes from three to eight days. Farmers raise and sell the cocoons to manufacturers.
The cocoons are then sorted according to color, size, shape and texture. Cocoons range in color from white and yellow to grayish. After the cocoons have been sorted, they are softened through a series of hot and cold immersions. The cocoons are often boiled in water for five minutes and turned gently. They are then removed from the water and dried.
The next step is the unwinding of the silk from the cocoon and combining them together to make a thread of raw silk. This step is called reeling. After drying, the cocoons are carefully dissected with a needle to pick the strands. When a strand comes off it has to be wound in one continuous thread. This stage requires a great deal of delicate handling. The filament of the cocoon is thin, therefore three to ten strands of silk are combined to produce the desired diameter of raw silk. The final step is weaving. Silk weaving creates a fabric by interlacing the yarns. Weaving can be carried out on either a hand or power loom.