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Silk Cotton, King of the Fibres
  The silk fibre production has a 5,000-year-long history and tradition in Korea. Korean ancestors reared wild silkworms to produce cocoons and boiled and spun off the cocoons to produce silk thread and cotton.

  Silk cotton is called the king of the fibres as it has a hygienic property very good for health.
  It is a bundle of fibrils and each of them is about one micrometer. So it's very soft and flexible as against other natural or chemical fibres. It's also a protein fibre consisting of all sorts of amino acid. As it is similar to the amino acid composition of protein in the human skin, it has a specially smooth feel.
  The silk cotton also keeps warm well. It has a lot of fine spaces in the fibre and hardly sends out heat, so it's warmer and softer than other natural or chemical fibres.
  It is a very good fibre as it absorbs well the sweat from the body and sends it out easily. For this reason, it feels dry.

  These are the quilts made with silk cotton and cloth at the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Silk Mill. The mill mass-produces various kinds of quilts with silk cloth and cotton produced at the Nyongbyon Silk Mill and other light industry factories in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

  These soft quilts with beautiful patterns are very popular among the Korean people.