Raw silk

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Point lace
MFA# 99.182


Untreated silk reeled directly from the cocoon. Raw silk contains 20-30% sericin.

Synonyms and Related Terms

untreated silk; gum silk; adapangia (India, Bangladesh); aggoned bunder (Japan, East Indies); seda en bruto (Esp.)

Raw silk

Resources and Citations

  • M.Brooks, S.O'Conner, J.McDonnell "The Application of Low-energy X-radiography in the Examination and Investigation of Degraded Historic Silk Textiles" ICOM Preprints, Edinburgh, Vol. II, p.670-79, 1996.
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 722
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996