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Silk inner glove, c 1932-1933.

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


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 Although silk is a good insulator, it is now being superseded by modern fabrics for harsh weather conditions.

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