Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity.
Evening wrap House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Date: Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 57 in. cm) Length (b): 27 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Estate of Ann E.