Sericulture, Silk and South Union ShakersThe Shaker Messenger, Volume XV, Number 1, 1993, pp. 5-9, 30
AbstractKentucky Shakers were particularly adept at the process of producing silk. Kentucky's temperate climate was conducive to mulberry tree cultivation and sericulture, the raising of silkworms. South Union Sisters hatched and grew silkworms to harvest the delicate silk fibers they used in the manufacture of kerchiefs, neckwear, hat bands, bonnets, and sewing silk. Occasionally entire garments such as dresses were made from the luxurious silk.
Citation InformationDonna C. Parker and Jonathan J. Jeffrey. "Sericulture, Silk and South Union Shakers" The Shaker Messenger, Volume XV, Number 1, 1993, pp. 5-9, 30 Vol. 15 Iss. 1 (1993) p. 5 - 9, 30
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