The armour of the future

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BY ARUNA GANESAN

GOWNS and saris made out of silk are all-time women’s favourite choice of clothes. Just a few years back a rare golden silk gown went on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. What made it to be placed on a display is not the ‘gold’ aspect, but the story behind the gown making. Four years of collecting golden orb spiders by 70 people in Madagascar. Wondering what has spiders to do with silk gown?