52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mulberry

My husband grew up in the Canary Islands. On his island, there is still a tradition of raising and harvesting silkworms, and weaving the silk. When my husband was a small boy, he would raise silkworms to help his mother earn some extra money. And the favorite food of silkworms is the leaves of the mulberry tree. My husband has told me the stories several times of how the silkworm’s voracious appetite kept him running all day cutting and collecting mulberry branches. Even now he just can’t believe how much they eat.

So the next time you pull on a silk garment, take a moment to respect the worms. It’s an arduous process. You can read more about it here.

I was able to find one single mulberry tree with silkworms on it in SL, and here it is!



Tree: Mulberry Tree with silkworms season changing by Herb Abrahams (Marketplace)

Dress: *Bliss Couture* Alethia Magenta by Amutey Decuir

Hair: *Plume* – Rockeuse/Soil by Fauve Beaumont & Lulu Jameson

Poses by Fanny Willis for Everglow

10 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Mulberry

  1. Ygrey Auer

    No sabía lo de la seda en las Canarias. Me encanta este tipo de post.

  2. Anichka Savira

    That’s awesome, I had no idea silkworms loved mulberry leaves. Great info.

    You look stunning. That is such a pretty outfit!

  3. gilliangalicia

    Oh, wonderful AND educational! 🙂 Great look, Eliza.

  4. Nicandra Laval

    what a beauty !!!! bye bye Nic

  5. Nicandra Laval

    oh and forgot say ..i like the silk story…i saw a silk factory in Indonesia..:) Bye bye again , Nic

  6. usuallyblonde

    I’m impressed you found a ‘real’ mulberry tree in SL — great effort.

  7. bourbiedoll

    Interesting story about the silkworms. And a lovely silk gown to bring it full circle. Beautiful sky, btw!

  8. samayalin

    Beautiful dress and an interesting post. Good job!

  9. Laila Laperriere

    Happy Sunday Pretty Lady!
    Can I just say, how great it is to have an educator in rl that blogs with us fashionistas?
    But, at the same time, it also makes me dot my I’s and cross my T’s. =)
    Beautiful post. xoxo

  10. ayakofirecaster

    What an interesting story. I never knew that about silkworms. Beautifully done. I love that dress on you.

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