This is so amazing - I am at a loss for words - so I'm using the words of these articles. In Madagascar - they learned how to MILK spiders to make threads - to weave into this work.
I took this from and you can find this article at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113223398
" This week in New York, the American Museum of Natural History unveiled something never before seen: an 11-by-4-foot tapestry made completely of spider silk. Weavers in Madagascar took four years to make it, and the museum says there's no other like it in the world.
Simon Peers, a textile maker who lives in Madagascar, conceived the project. Weaving spider silk is not traditional there; a French missionary dreamed it up over a century ago but failed at it. The only known spider silk tapestry was shown in Paris in 1900 but then disappeared."
So not only is the Natural History Museum the most beautiful place in the planet - it also is home to this amazing work . One Million 623 thousand worth of spiders making silk - that's GOLD. What beauty - and I'm torn at moments..... is this right?