|Thousands of tiny silk worms chow down on|
After lunch we headed off into the old town part of Hoi An. One of our first stops was at a silk shop where we saw displays of thousands of very young silk worms eating mulberry leaves, the silk cocoons being spun out into silk thread, silk thread being woven into material, and finished suits, dresses, and lanterns. The process was enthralling, and the finished products were beautiful!
|Silkworm Life Cycle|
|Silkworm larvae from which silk thread is spun|
|Lady explaining silk processes|
|Rug being made on a loom|
|Silk Chinese lanterns|
|Silk suits on display|
|And silk dresses!|
|Choose your material and style - clothing ready|
in 24 hours!
|Ladies making garments.|
|Some more lanterns|
|More lanterns and rugs|
|And more clothing!|