Silk. There are 625 grams of silk fabric in the vessel. For this, 1875 silkworms had lived for about 40 days eating 65 grams of mulberry leaves and gave us this incredibly beautiful fiber.
While dyeing and sewing these fabrics, I feel all the silkworms who contributed the process and promise I will do the best I can with their work of art that costs them their lives. In a sense, I feel bringing them back to life.
I’ve used two kinds of silk so far. One is raw ahimsa silk which is made after worms leave the cocoons. This means it doesn’t involve killing them. The other option is using discarded conventional raw silk fabrics which are about 1 m wide and have some sort of flaws. They are being ‘upcyled’.