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Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of
which can be woven into textiles. The protein
fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and
is produced by certain insect larvae to form
cocoons. The shimmering appearance of silk is
due to the triangular prism-like structure of
the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to
refract incoming light at different angles,
thus producing different colours.


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