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  • The Story of Silk
  • Written by Richard Sobol
    Illustrated by Richard Sobol
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780763641658
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The Story of Silk

From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves

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What does worm spit have to do with the world’s most luxurious fabric? Travel to Thailand for a close-up look at wrigglers, weavers, and wearers of silk.

Join author and photographer Richard Sobol as he picks up his camera once more and travels to a small village in Thailand for an in-depth exploration of the story of silk and the labor-intensive process of making it. From nurturing the silkworms to weaving the fabric and photographing the children as they proudly model the finished product, this first-person narrative, illustrated with richly detailed photographs, chronicles the amazing process of creating one of history’s most desired textiles.
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Readers will be surprised and entranced by the origins of this ubiquitous fabric.
—Publishers Weekly

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