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Silk bobbins in the looms used for making tapestries at the works in Braintree, Essex.

Silk bobbins in the looms used for making tapestries at the works in Braintree, Essex.

Skills which have been passed down through the generations of families in Herat are at serious risk of being lost in time

How the women of Afghanistan are saving the silk weaving tradition

Destringing of silkworm cocoons in Afghanistan, found in an article by Daily Mail (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Reeling the Silk Out of Cocoons | Japan

Reeling the Silk Out of Cocoons Japan

Timbro Vittorio Massia Torino

Timbro Vittorio Massia Torino

Woman Spinning Silk  Katsushika Hokusai  (Japanese, 1760–1849)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: dated 1790 Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

Katsushika Hokusai - Japanese Printmaking - Estampe - Woman Spinning Silk - Period: Edo period Date: dated 1790

Bobbin of sewing silk 1910-1920

Bobbin of sewing silk

Wooden bobbin with sewing silk, 'Rich Machine Silk', sold by Grant Brothers of Croydon, made in England, Museum Number

Hard graft: An Afghan child dries silk threads in a traditional factory in Zandajan district of Herat province in western Afghanistan

How the women of Afghanistan are saving the silk weaving tradition

Once at the heart of the Silk Road trade route, Herat in western Afghanistan has a long tradition of producing silk used to weave carpets and silk.

Filanda Fumagalli Bartoli - Sotto il Monte - ritratto femminile - operaia alla pesatura matasse gregge

Filanda Fumagalli Bartoli - Sotto il Monte - ritratto femminile - operaia alla pesatura matasse gregge

Lavoratrici alla filanda Bressan nel primo Novecento:  anticamente qui si facevano cordami per Venezia

Lavoratrici alla filanda Bressan nel primo Novecento: anticamente qui si facevano cordami per Venezia

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Jesi Cascamificio_006.jpg (1348×1076)

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