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References for Silk Textiles


Akai, H. & S. Kuribayashi, editors.  1990.  Tensan: science & technology.  Science House,
      Tokyo.  247 pp., 4 color plates.  [in Japanese]

Aurivillius, P. O. C..  1927.  Lasiocampidae, pp. 265-282, plates 29-40, in A. Seitz,
      editor, The Macrolepidoptera of the world, vol. 14: The African Bombyces & Sphinges.
      Alfred Kernen Publisher, Stuttgart.  600 pp., 80 color plates. 

Badola, Kiran & R. S. Peigler.  2013.  Eri Silk: coccon to cloth. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh,
      Dehra Dun. 93 pp.

Baishya, P.  2005.  The silk industry of Assam: a case study of the Sualkuchi cluster.  Spectrum
     Publications, Guwahati & Delhi.  140 pp.

Balasubramaniam, C.  2010.  Golden silk: the pride of Assam - literally the queen of silks. 
     British Patchwork & Quilting, Issue 192: 60–63.

Chen, F.-L.  2012.  Tussah outdoor rearing technique.  Golden Shield Publisher, Beijing. 
    124 pp. [in Chinese]

Chou, I.  1990.  A history of Chinese entomology.  (Translated by Siming Wang.)  Tianze Press,
      Xian.  248 pp., 32 color plates.

Chowdhury, S. N.  1981.  Muga silk industry.  Directorate of Sericulture & Weaving, Gauhati,
      Assam. v + 178 pp.,+ 46 figures.

Chowdhury, S. N.  1982.  Eri silk industry.  Directorate of Sericulture & Weaving, Gauhati,
      Assam.  iii + 177 pp., + 28 figures.

Clarke, D.  1997.  The art of African textiles.  Thunder Bay Press, San Diego.  128 pp.

CSB [Central Silk Board].  2006.  Vanya: wild silks of India - an [sic] users compendium, vol. I:
     an introduction to vanya silks.  Central Silk Board, Bangalore.  xii + 196 pp.
CSB.  2010.  Vanya: wild silks of India - a users’ compendium, vol. II: Vanya silks: profiles
     of farm activities.  Central Silk Board, Bangalore.  xii + 220 pp.

CSB.  2012.  Vanya: wild silks of India - a users’ compendium, vol. III: Vanya silks:
     management matrix.  Central Silk Board, Bangalore.  xii + 199 pp.

Douny, L.  2013.  Wild silk textiles of the Dogon of Mali: the production, material efficacy, and
      cultural significance of sheen.  Textile 11(1): 58-77.

Gaede, M.  1927, 1928.  Saturniidae, pp. 313–347, pls. 48–59 (1927); Thaumetopoeidae, pp.
      395–400, pl. 68 (1928), in A. Seitz, editor, The Macrolepidoptera of the world, vol. 14:
      The African Bombyces and Sphinges.  Alfred Kernen Publisher, Stuttgart.  600 pp., 80 color

Goel, R. K. & J. V. Krishna Rao.  2004.  Oak tasar culture—aboriginal of Himalayas.  A.P.H.
      Publishing Corp., New Delhi.  xii + 247 pp.

Goldsmith, Marian R.  2009.  Chapter 2: Recent progress in silkworm genetics and genomics, pp.
        25–47 in M. R. Goldsmith & F. Marec, eds., Molecular biology and genetics of the
        Lepidoptera.  CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, London, New York.  xv +
       362 pp., 8 color plates.

Hill-Thomas, Genevieve.  2012.  Silk in the Sahel: Tuntun and Marka Faso Dan Fani in
       northwestern Burkina Faso.  African Arts 45: 58-69.

Hu, Cui, editor.  1991.  A collection of research papers on the Japanese oak silkworm, Antheraea
      yamamai Guérin-Méneville.  Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers.  198 pp., 24 plates.
      [in Chinese]

Javali, U.  2012.  Eri silk: fibre, yarn and fabric characterization.  Lambert Academic Publishing,
      Saarbrücken.  229 pp.

Jolly, M S., S. K. Sen, &  M. M. Ahsan.  1974.  Tasar culture.  Ambika Publishers,
      Bombay.  viii + 266 pp., 2 color plates.

Kavane, R. P. & T. V. Sathe.  2011.  Wild silk technology.  Daya Publishing House, Delhi.
     224 pp.

Kent, Kate P.  1971.  Introducing West African cloth.  Denver Museum of Natural History,
      Denver.  83 pp.

King, Brenda M.  2005.  Silk and empire.  Manchester University Press, Manchester. 
      xx + 195 pp.,14 color plates.

Kriger, Colleen E.   2006.  Cloth in West African history.  AltaMira Press, Lanham, Maryland. 
      xxii + 214 pp.

Lajonquière, Y. de  1972.  Fascicle 34: Insectes Lépidoptères Lasiocampidae in Faune de
      Madagascar.  Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique & l'Office de la Recherche
      Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer, Paris.  214 pp., 28 plates.

Lampe, R. E. J.  2010.  Saturniidae of the world...Pfauenspinner der Welt: their life stages from
      the eggs to the adults...ihre Entwicklungsstadien vom Ei zum Falter.  Verlag Dr. Friedrich
      Pfeil, München.  368 pp.

Murugesh Babu, K.  2013.  Silk: processing, properties and applications.  Woodhead Publishing
      Series in Textiles, No. 149.  The Textile Institute, Oxford.  xv + 182 pp.

McKinney, Ellen & Joanne B. Eicher.  2009.  Unexpected luxury: wild silk textile production
      among the Yoruba of Nigeria.  Textile 7: 40–55.

McLaughlin, T.  2009.  Dying for gold.  Wild Fibers 6(3): 40–53.

Mitamura, T.  2013.  Mayu handobukku (The Handbook of Japanese Cocoons).
      Bun’ichisogoshuppan, Tokyo.  112 pp.  [in Japanese]

Mohanty, P. K.  1998.  Tropical tasar culture in India.  Daya Publishing House, Delhi.
     viii + 153 pp., 28 plates.

Myers, D. K. & S. S. Bean, editors.  1994.  From the land of the thunder dragon: textile
       arts of Bhutan.  Serindia Publications, London, and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem,
       Massachusetts.  247 pp.

Peigler, R. S.  1989.  A revision of the Indo-Australian genus Attacus.  Lepidoptera
       Research Foundation, Beverly Hills, California.   xi + 167 pp.

Peigler, R. S.  1993.  Wild silks of the world.  American Entomologist 39(3): 151-161.
Peigler, R. S.  1994.  Non-sericultural uses of moth cocoons in diverse cultures.
       Proceedings of the Denver Museum of Natural History, Series 3, Number 5: 1-20.

Peigler, R. S.  2004.  Chapter 10: The silkmoths of Madagascar, pp. 154-163, in C. M.
      Kusimba, J. C. Odland, and B. Bronson, editors, Unwrapping the textile traditions of
      Madagascar.  Field Museum, Chicago, and UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History,
      Los Angeles.  196 pp.

Peigler, R. S. 2012.  Diverse evidence that Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is
      entirely of sericultural origin.  Tropical Lepidoptera Research 22(2): 93-99.   PDF

Peigler, R. S. & J. V. Calhoun.  2013.  Correct authorship of the name Phalaena ricini and the
      nomenclatural status of the name Saturnia canningi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).  Tropical
      Lepidoptera Research 23(1): 39-43.   PDF

Peigler, R. S. & M. Maldonado.  2005.  Uses of cocoons of Eupackardia calleta and
      Rothschildia cincta (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) by Yaqui Indians in Arizona and Mexico.
      Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (Frankfurt) 26(3): 111–119.  PDF

Peigler, R. S. & S. Naumann.  2003.  A revision of the silkmoth genus Samia.  University
     of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio.  230 pp, 10 maps, 228 figs. (148 in color).

Phukan, R.  2010.  Muga silk: problems and prospects of muga silk industry of Assam, India.
       VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, GmbH, Saarbrücken.  146 pp.

Pinhey, E. C. G.  1979.  Moths of southern Africa.  A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam.  273 pp., 63
      color plates.

Qin, Li, editor.  2011.  Tussah silkworm science.  Beijing Normal University Publishing
     Group, Beijing.  317 pp., 24 color pls.  [in Chinese]

Saikia, S.  2012.  Muga silk: the golden silk of Assam.  Lambert Academic Publishing,
      Saarbrücken.  78 pp.

Shinkai, Takashi.  1998.  Yamamayuga kansatsu jiten.  Shizen No Kansatsu Jiten 18. 
      Kaisei-Sha, Tokyo.  40 pp.

SRIL. 1994.  [Editorial team at Sericultural Research Institute of Liaoning.]  The records of
      tussah varieties in China.  Liaoning Science Technology Publishing House, Shenyang. 
     6 + 274 pp. [in Chinese]

Srivastav, P. K. & K. Thangavelu.  2005.  Sericulture and seri-biodiversity.  Associated
      Publishing Company, New Delhi.  xvii + 254 pp., 48 color figures.

Trivedi, S. P., K. Jaiswal, B. N. Pandey & P. N. Pandey, editors.  2009.  Indian sericulture: past,
      present and future.  Alfa Publications, New Delhi.  297 pp.

Veldtman, R. 2004.  The ecology of southern African wild silk moths (Gonometa species,
      Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae): consequences for their sustainable use.  Unpublished Ph.D.
      thesis, University of Pretoria.  225 pp.

Wardle, T.  1881.  Handbook of the collection illustrative of the wild silks of India, in the
      Indian section of the South Kensington Museum, with a catalogue of the collection and
       numerous illustrations.  Facsimile reprint 2007.  Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana.
       xii + 163 pp.

Watson, S. R.  1996.  Missionary embroidery in China.  PieceWork 2(2): 49-50.

Zethner, O., R. Koustrup & S. K. Raina.  2008.  African ways of silk: ancient threads—new    
      possibilities.  Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society, Cape Town.  88 pp.

Zethner, O., R. Koustrup & D. Barooah.  2012.  Indian ways of silk: precious threads bridging
      India’s past, present and future.  Bhabani Print & Publications, Guwahati, Assam.  128 pp.