Sea silk is the cleaned and combed fibre beard of the noble fan shell (Pinna nobilis L.), the largest shell in the Mediterranean. It is a rare textile material that was already known in antiquity and coveted for its shimmering golden sheen.
Sea silk – a subject for myths and legends. Every era cultivates its own and creates new ones. What was, what is sea silk really?
one of the most amazing objects: Botticelli’s Venus, embroidered with sea silk, from Taranto, in a 6 x 8 cm frame …