Silk has a rather long lasting history, which dated back to thousand of years ago. It was primarily discovered in China by a lady of high esteem called Xi Ling-Shi, who was an Emperor’s wife. She then decided to build a loom from where silk fabrics were processed.
The story above is considered a legend, as no one is really sure about how true it is. It simply means that apart from the story above, the origin of silk is not so well known.
Historians are still in the process of debating about how true the story is. But the long and short of it is that silk is the material of choice for Emperors at the period of its inception.
But as time went on other people apart from emperors began to discover how adorable and appreciable silk fabric was. This brought about the spreading of its popularity and acceptability beyond China to all other parts of the universe. People who could afford it began to make use of silk as their fabric of choice. Several traders were also able to make quite a large sum trading in silk.
Initially, silk was used for just clothing, but the adventurous mind of man saw how beautiful it could be when used for other kinds of stuffs and before long people started using silk for various other things like curtain, drapes and silk sheets.
A first timer will wrongly judge silk as a very weak and brittle material because of the way it appears to the eyes. But it had been proved over time that silk is very strong and durable; in fact it is one of the strongest and most flexible fabrics around. You also do not require any excessive care and attention to maintain the good appearance of your silk sheet.
Technological advancement had brought about the blending of silk with various other types of fabrics. This had caused the existence of variants of silk fabrics, but none of all these variants are as strong as the pure silk.
This is a very good warning to those who go about purchasing silk sheet, they need to be wary as not all what they see as silk sheet are all silk sheets, some of them are made of blends of silk. So those purchasing silk sheet should endeavor to look at the label so as to be sure about what they are purchasing.
A pure silk sheet is easy to maintain, it is able to absorb dampness well, it is soft to the touch, it is feels cool in a warm environment and it is also able to keep you warm in a rather cold environment.
These good qualities of silk sheet make them a very good deal to invest in, but such an investor needs to be wary so as to avoid investing in the wrong thing.