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Suzhou Silk Factory

Overview of silk stages

Silk worms eat the mulberry leaves

Cocoons ready for picking

Sorting the Cocoons

Putting the single worm cocoons in a basket

Getting them all ready for next step

Tool to find end of silk thread

Thread leaving cocoon going to reel

Machine reeling the silk thread

English translation of Chinese version

Weaving machine..paper on left is the program for the pattern

Another weaving machine

Some of the silkworms couple up to make a coocoon

The thread is too tangled, to separate so the cocoon is stretched after the worms are removed

After some 10 cocoons are put on the wire stretch rack, some women stretch it further

and further

Then the 10 cocoons becomes another layer of a silk comfortor