Suzhou Silk Factory — Silk.
Cacoons of the silkworm Mulberry and white moths. Suzhou Silk Factory Baskets of cocoons
Silk Cocoons in Hand - Yodgorlik (Souvenir) Silk Factory - Margilon - Uzbekistan
Silk worm cocoons about to be unspun - Silk cloth is lightweight, but warm in cool weather. Real silk is comfortable in hot weather, because it absorbs moisture without feeling wet.
Garden behind Pan Men in Suzhou, China.
REELING SILK FROM THE RAW COCOONS -- An Independant Country Girl Avoids Working in the Silk Mills by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr, ca 1915-23
Turpan, China -one of several stops along the Silk Road.
Feeding Silk Worms Handcolored japanese albumen print. Ca 1900. Unidentified photographer.
Tash Rabat caravanserai on the Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan