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Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of China
- Inscribed in 2009 (4.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Title as submitted EN: Silkworm, or bombyx mori, belongs to the family Bombycidae, order Lepidoptera. Its life cycle consists of four stages: egg, larva, chrysalis (pupa) and imago (moth), and mulberry leaf is its main food. Matured silkworms spin cocoons around themselves, and the filaments are raw material for silk.