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Silk #1

Silk #1
A young lady in Laos dyeing silk thread. The PiPs show silk cocoons being heated in water and silkworm moths. The silkworms encase themselves in a cocoon of silk thread and, to remove it, the cocoon needs to be heated in water. Long ago, when I was a kid, many of us used to raise silkworms and remove the thread just this way - I suspect few kids do it now that electronic games are here!

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17 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Intriguing portrait George !!
17 months ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Silk production still very much remains a labour intensive process, and a lot of hard work is involved.
17 months ago.
Proxar club
beautiful capture!
17 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding shot! Stay well!

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 Pam J
Pam J club
17 months ago.
Annemarie club
a beautiful portrait!
17 months ago.
Annemarie club
happy week ahead:)
17 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Great pictures of silk making. Years ago I was also able to visit a silk factory during my trip to China. It was very interesting...
17 months ago.
fine reflections and colours George . . . well taken moment !
17 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
★彡 Good work. Have a lovely new week 彡★
17 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very nice portrait !
17 months ago.
RHH club
Interesting photo and comments, George. There are a lot of things kids don't do any more.
17 months ago.
RHH club
17 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A good and interesting series George. I expect you are right in your notes!
17 months ago.
 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
A captivating photo.
17 months ago.
Léopold club
Beautifully concentrated at work.
17 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
So absorbed in her work, lovely mood
16 months ago.

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