The Spider Project

The strong, flexible silk from the Nephila is used... by the natives of Papua...The enormous webs of these spiders are abundant in the forest and are a readily available source of silk.

Long bamboo poles are bent over into a loop and are erected where the webs occur most densely in the forest. A frame of this shape is particularly suitable for the spider, which obligingly spins its web across it, thereby constructing an instant fishing net, which is dipped into the river... 31

The Spider Project is a work in progressHome