Friday, 24 May 2013

Silk #1

Uzbekistan is the second largest producer of silk in the world. Locals farm silk worms in their homes and sell the raw silk.

The silk worm will only eat one thing - mulberry tree leaves. The public roads are lined with lines of mulberries. In the morning locals travel out on their donkey carts, crop the trees and carry the branches home.

They lay them out in their houses to feed the worms which grow from 2mm to 5 in four weeks.

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