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

I'll 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 — it's just 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, UK. You probably won't ever be able to get on yourself, but then, I don't think yellow's really your colour, dude. [ecouterre via Slashdot]

Image: Victoria & Albert Museum

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