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Forms with a half oval shape for stretching cocoons into batting

Shanghai Textile Industry 上海纺织产业

The cocoon can also be used to make batting, used for insulation in clothing since ancient times. The wet cocoon is pulled and teased over forms. Notice the discarded chrysalis to the side.

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