Natural fibers were one of the earliest craft materials applied in human life, ranging from hunting and gathering animal furs and barkcloth for clothing in primitive societies to the planting mulberry and silkworms to yield silk in agricultural societies, along with the daily utensils and containers made of bamboo and rattan. Before the synthetic fiber was manufactured, all sorts of clothing, daily objects and paper were initially made of natural fibers, and all the dyes were derived from the natural plants, animals and minerals.