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Shadows on the silk. My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

A housewife contemplates dying caterpillars on their way to forming cocoons. Recent summers have been way hotter than usual and that has killed thousands of silkworms, dealing a big blow to the meager earnings of the poor villagers.
The villages around Surin in eastern Thailand were once a hub of silk production. The women in the household used to take care of each step of the silk making process, from rearing the worms to weaving the fabric.

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A housewife contemplates dying caterpillars on their way to forming cocoons. Recent summers have been way hotter than usual and that has killed thousands of silkworms, dealing a big blow to the meager earnings of the poor villagers. The villages around Surin in eastern Thailand were once a hub of silk production. The women in the household used to take care of each step of the silk making process, from rearing the worms to weaving the fabric.

Tags: silk, thailand, surin, silkworm, village, eco-tourism, culture, traditions, craft, off beat

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