Anaphe Silkworm

A genus of silkworm found in Uganda and other parts of Africa. Feeds on the leaves of a species of fig tree. The nest and cocoons, which are formed in considerable numbers, are used for waste silk. In Southern Nigeria, Anaphe silk is used by the natives in conjunction with cotton for making the so-called "Soyan" cloth.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Anaphe Silk — A species of wild silk produced in Africa by the Anaphe silkworm it is reddish brown colour somewhat like tussah silk (see Anaphe Silkworm) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Soyan Cloth — See Anaphe Silkworm …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Silk — This article is about a natural fiber and the textile woven from it. For other uses, see Silk (disambiguation). Four of the most important domesticated silk worms, together with their adult moth forms, Meyers Konversations Lexikon (1885 1892)… …   Wikipedia

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