Greetings from Vietnam.
On Thursday, I was treated to an overview of the silk process when visiting the “silk village” not terribly far from Hanoi. The specialty of this villagers here –doesn’t the word “villagers” sound so wonderfully quaint?”–is the weaving and dying of silk. (Just so you know, other villages around Hanoi specialize in things as different as making ceramics, carving horn and bone, and brewing snake wine.) So, given the way the craft system is split up, the “silk village” didn’t really provide an entire overview in a soup to nuts type way, since silk worm raising is done in another village, and extracting the silk from the cocoon is done in yet another. So, by the time you get to the village I visited, all the real messy work has happened. Of course, once the villagers get finished with their part of the process, the silk goes hither and yon to be used for whatever….
Anyway, here’s the earliest part of the silk process I saw. Silk thread in a rawish state:
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