Silk inner glove, c 1932-1933.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Silk inner glove, c 1932-1933.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

This silk inner glove was used on an Everest expedition in 1933. Silk is spun by silkworms to keep them warm while they pupate. Although silk is a good insulator, it is now being superseded by modern fabrics for harsh weather conditions.
 

Image Ref.

10305690
 

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