If Spider-Man Went Into Fashion, This Is What He'd Make

By Jamie Condliffe on at

I admit that it looks a bit like your grandparents' bath towels, but this is actually the largest piece of clothing ever made purely from spider silk.

Sadly, it's not bulletproof or anything like that. What it is is very, very yellow. In fact, it gets its hue from the undyed filaments of the golden orb spider, a species of arachnid commonly found in Madagascar. It was also a pain in the arse to make.

This feat of engineering and fashion is on public display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. You probably won't ever be able to get one yourself, but then, I don't think yellow's really your colour, dude. [ecouterre via Slashdot]

Image credit: Victoria & Albert Museum