Posted on | November 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
Part II on our visit to a traditional silk factory in Margilan, Uzbekistan. This time focusing on the process used.
Silk Making: Silk Worms
It starts with harvested silkworm cocoons…
Silk Making: Extracting the fiber
Then soaking the cocoons to soften so the fiber can be extracted…
Silk Making: Spinning Thread
Then stretching the raw fiber and weaving it into a thread using this machine…
Silk Making: A Skein of Silk
To produce a skein of raw silk just like this…
Silk Making: Natural Dyes
Which, in this traditional factory, is dyed using natural dyes made from plants and plant extracts.
Head on over to DeliciousBaby for more travel-themed Photo Friday fun.
- Why Did I Go to Central Asia?
- Silk Making in Uzbekistan
- Traditional Silk Factory Margilan Uzbekistan
- Crossing the Kyrgyz Uzbek Border
- Bukhara Uzbekistan