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Caddis fly larvae protect their developing bodies by building themselves sheaths of silk and incorporating substances found in their habitats. Artist Hubert Duprate placed a group of Caddis fly larvae into a tank with gold and other precious substances for the larvae to spin into their sheaths.

"1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings" location based installation by artist Doris Salcedo (2003) for the Istanbul Biennial. From Warholian

Hand-dyed Silk Mawatas (Hankies) for Spinning or Knitting- 1.1 ounces

Hand-dyed Silk Mawatas (Hankies) for Spinning or Knitting- ounces