Child Falla Gozalbo-Altea

"Like silk"

Artist: Sergio Amar.

Prize: 3rd special section.

Cost: 28.000 Euros.

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"The story takes place in a clothing workshop, where the fairy costume designer has made the costume for Carlota and Pablo for this special year."

"Valencia along with Italy and France were the great exponents of silk in Europe. In the 14th century there was already the Valencian silk route, the Velluters district was created in the 15th century."

"In the falla we see the vital process of silkworms, from being a worm, passing through a chrysalis until the butterfly comes out of the cocoon. How the silk is dyed and more curiosities of its current use."

"Carla and Pablo have gone to the fairy Empar to make them their dresses for their special year."

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"And with a touch of magic needle I will dress you with the most beautiful espolin in all of Valencia."

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"I will frown!!."

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"I will give you shine and light!!."

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"I will sew!!."

"Carlota and Plablo's friends have dressed up with clothes from the fairy Empar's storage room and have made their model catwalk.
We currently have fabrics and silk available that we use daily in dresses, ties or handkerchiefs."

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"I, Marco Polo, traveled the SILK Route ...! I wrote all the details of the trip in my book, which served to know cities, customs of the East.
This book influenced the development of culture in Western Europe."

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"Thanks to the roots of clothing, Valencia is the only city in Spain where silk crafts are maintained on manual looms. The espolín is a silk fabric handcrafted on a wooden loom."

"Thanks to astronomy, merchants guided themselves thousands of kilometers to reach their destination."

"The cultivation of silk was introduced to India from China.
Currently India is the second largest producer of silk, a material used to make the wonderful Saris and the elegant Kurtas.."

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"By Vishnu but how beautiful I go with this velvet Kurta!"

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"Silk arrived, thanks to the silk route, to Valencia from China, but also the cultivation of rice, oranges or pyrotechnics."

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"The thread that connects Rome and China is ... of Silk.
Fearless travelers, they brought this appreciated fabric that patricians, Romans and Romans of high social class, used in the making of their canopies, tunics and dresses.
The importation of silk incurred a great cost of gold. "

"The espolín is the small launcher with which the threads are passed to make the drawing of the silk fabric, by a small launcher the fabric is given its name.
Many major falleras have spectacular espolines. "

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"Do you know that the thread of a silk cocoon reaches up to 1500 meters?"

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"The most used dyes in the Middle Ages were:
Crimson red, with cochineal and scarlet.
Black, with oak galls, almond ...
Blue, with grass
Yellow, with saffron. "

"At 1, 2 and 3, sold !!. The movie dresses that have achieved a greater sale value at auction have been made from silk."

"Do you know what Judy Garland and Audery Hepburn have in common? Well, in addition to being two magnificent actresses of the golden Hollywood, the dresses they wore in 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'My Fair Lady' are the two dresses that have achieved value bigger at auction and both were made of silk. "

"Legend has it that in the XXVI century BC, a silk cocoon fell from a branch into the tea cup held by Empress Lei-Tsu, under a mulberry tree.
When the empress took it out she saw a bright thread, very long delicate, but resistant, and she discovered the silkworm in the center of it. "

"The discovery made her the Goddess of silk.
She taught her people to grow silkworms, and later invented the loom.
Silk production achieved a high level of skill during the Shang dynasty for more than two thousand years. "

"I am silk, the queen of fibers.
I am produced by silkworms when they make their cocoons to metamorphose.
I am soft and smooth but tough too. I have many utilities and I have captivated with my elegance from kings to commoners "

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"Do you know that it takes more than 3,000 pupae to make half a kilo of silk?"

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"You know there are over 165,000 known species of caterpillars / butterflies, but do we only use silk from the silk caterpillar?"

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"Do you know that many other insects make silk, including bees, wasps, and spiders?"
"The spider thread is used to balance the pachyderm ... but not to make luxurious fabrics!".

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"The worms are born in spring and 6 weeks later, they make the cocoon and metamorphosis occurs. After 3 weeks the butterfly comes out and will lay its eggs and will start again! But ... which came first?".

"The Chinese princess, Lei-Tsu the second tells the legend, in 5 BC, betrothed to a prince of the Kingdom of Khotam, and before the impossibility of bringing this precious material to her new home, she introduced the seeds of the mulberry tree and a few cocoons of silkworms hidden in her intricate wedding hairstyle. "

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"With my worms and my silk to the end of the world!"

"Louis XIV, the 'Sun King' turned the Palace of Versailles into an example of luxury and tinsel, where silk played an essential role for the members of the court (men, women, even furniture and walls).
Louis XIV found a way to work silk so that it would reach the humble class. "

"The Moma is the protagonist of the oldest dance of the Corpus Christi festival.
She represents virtue in the face of capital sins, represented by the momos. Her dresses are made of cotton and silk "