We know about silk due to silk saris and other clothes that are made of Silk. Did you know that Silk was discovered in China thousands of years ago?

Silk was very rare and was considered a status symbol. In fact, for almost one thousand years, only the Emperor and other very important people could wear silk. It was illegal for other people to wear silk in China!

Now, silk is available to everyone. It is much cheaper than it used to be. Let's find out how things changed for Silk.