A cape created from golden silk spun by more than a million spiders has gone on display in London. The hand-woven garment is being shown at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, alongside a four-metre piece of brocaded fabric. It took more than four years to make the items from the silk of 1.2 million female golden orb spiders, native to Madagascar. They were made by British man Simon Peers and American Nicholas Godley, and are the only large textiles in the world to have been made from spider silk. Spiders are collected every morning before silk is extracted from them by trained handlers. They are not harmed in the process and are returned to the wild at the end of each day.                                –ON