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Cape made of silk extracted from spiders on display at V&A

24 January 2012 Last updated at 05:55 GMT

The largest pieces of cloth in the world created from silk extracted from spiders is to go on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

An elaborately embroidered cape and a 4m (13ft) long scarf were both spun from the silk of more than a million spiders.

Rebecca Jones reports.