The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves

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The Story of Silk: From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
September 25, 2012
ISBN
0763641650
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What does worm spit have to do with the world’s most luxurious fabric? Travel to Thailand for a close-up look at wrigglers, weavers, and wearers of silk.

Join author and photographer Richard Sobol as he picks up his camera once more and travels to a small village in Thailand for an in-depth exploration of the story of silk and the labor-intensive process of making it. From nurturing the silkworms to weaving the fabric and photographing the children as they proudly model the finished product, this first-person narrative, illustrated with richly detailed photographs, chronicles the amazing process of creating one of history’s most desired textiles.
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Very Interesting
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
This book is incredibly interesting. The author visited a remote village in Thailand to learn firsthand how Thai silk is made: from raising the silk worms to weaving the thread into garments. Told in a relaxed, narrative story-teller's style, illustrated with gorgeous photography, the story of silk is as much an in-depth look the age-old process of silk making (complete with the legend of how silk was originally discovered) as it is a celebration of Thailand's culture, families, and traditions. I highly recommend this book.
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