Did You Know? Incredible Facts About Silk

Silk is an ancient natural fabric, used to make ethereal dresses, elegant scarves, and truly stunning Tarot cloths. An altar cloth or Tarot cloth made of natural silk adds a soft, beautiful dimension to your spiritual space or Tarot card reading. If you have never owned real silk, treat yourself to a piece, you will not regret it, I promise.

Tarot cloth or altar cloth made of genuine silk

A few amazing silk facts

🐉 The highest quality silk today is produced in China, where it originated thousands of years ago. The earliest surviving sample we have is over 6,000 years old!

🤫 The art and science of producing silk was closely guarded in antiquity and anyone who spilled its secrets was severely punished.

👑 Silk is a highly luxurious fabric, and was reserved exclusively for Chinese royalty. However its high value meant that it could be used in trade, which quickly spread it throughout Asia and the rest of the world.

🍃 Silk is made up of protein produced by silkworms, which are fed only fresh mulberry leaves. This creates the purest silk and makes the worms happy and healthy.

✨ The silk fibre is structured like a triangular prism, which creates a beautiful shimmering effect as it catches light.

💰 Silk is nearly 20 times more expensive to produce than cotton. 

💖 Silk is really a wonderful eco-friendly fabric. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is naturally hypoallergenic, great for sensitive skin, and can be used as healthy bedding material.

💪 It is fascinating that for such a delicate and soft material, silk is surprisingly strong. A rope made of silk is actually stronger than the same rope made of metal wire! 

🔥 To test if your silk is authentic, try burning a small piece of it. Real silk will stop burning as soon as the flame is removed, while an artificial copy will continue to burn.

🌸 Finally, it is absolutely beautiful, light and pleasant to the touch. No synthetic fabric can fully imitate the delicate feel of real silk.

For all these reasons and more, I love working with silk cloths and plan to create more in the future! If you'd like to try out silk for yourself, pair a silk altar cloth with your Tarot cards for a truly magical Tarot card reading experience.

Not only can genuine silk create a beautiful space, a Tarot cloth can also be used to wrap your cards and store both the cards and the cloth together. Try this quick tutorial on how to wrap your Tarot cards.