The emergence of the technology of making silk is accompanied by legends. For a long time all technology was kept secret.
The wife of Emperor Lei Zu (reigns from 2697 to 2597 BC) had breakfast in the garden, a silkworm cocoon fell into the cup with hot tea from the mulberry tree. After some time, bringing the cocoon, the princess saw that he could unwind. The girl thought that such a brilliant and strong thread can be used for the production of tissue.
Of the beautiful and unusual yarns, imperial clothing was subsequently created.

The Empress was elevated to the rank of deity for such an unusual and fabulous gift.
For a long time in China, the secret of silk was kept, the death penalty was a threat to divulge the secret. But the secret was not saved. There are several legends about this.
One of them talks about the Chinese princess, who was the bride of Prince Khotan (it happened in 440).
Prince invited the princess to bring the seeds of the mulberry tree and the larva of the silkworm.
Hiding this material in her unusual hairstyle, she brought him to the prince's homeland.
According to another legend, two Byzantine monks discovered the mystery, which in about 550 took out silkworm larvae and mulberry seeds in their hollow bamboo staff in Byzantium.
The secret was revealed and the technology of silk manufacturing spread throughout the world.
From ancient times to the present, accessories made from natural silk are highly valued and ennoble the external image of a person.