Question

Which of the following is/are correct regarding the processing of silk?

A

Cocoons are exposed to heat to separate out the silk fibres from them. This process is called reeling the silk.

B

Special machines unwind the silk fibres from the cocoons.

C

Silk fibres are spun into silk threads, and then weavers weave them into silk cloth.

D

All of the above

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Solution

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Correct option is D)

To produce silk cloth, cocoons are first boiled, or exposed to sunlight or steam to separate out the silk fibres. This process is called reeling and is done using special machines. The silk fibres are then spun into silk threads which are then weaved to make silk cloth.

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