Cricula Cocoons are so interesting and unique. They are the lacey caps that the wild silk worm spins and attaches to a tree branch. The golden yellow cocoons are covered in small, uneven holes which create the beautiful, lacey effect.
They are at their most beautiful used in their natural form as embellishments and surface decoration or trims, or for incorporating into felting or weavings. Unlike other silk cocoons, they cannot be drawn out or spun very easily, due to the distinctive intricate lacy network.
Each Cocoon is approximately 4.5cm to 5cm long, almost as light as air and is not fragile.
The Cricula caterpillar is native to Indonesia and the golden yellow cocoon is the natural colour.