Witness the Wonder of The Ancient Art of Silk Printing in Tashkent

  As you retrace the trails of ancient treasure-laden caravans in the shadows of majestic architectural masterpieces along the Central Asian section of the Silk Road, you might be tempted to pause for a minute to envision everyday life as it would have unfolded amongst these monuments: the sounds and sights of streets that spun […]

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Silkworm Cocoon Harvest in Uzbekistan Begins

  Right after┬áChina and India, Uzbekistan is one of the largest producers of this rare and expensive commodity. As the silkworm cocoon harvest in Uzbekistan begins, so does the controversy in rights violations. Photo Credit: Apichart Thodrat/Shutterstock.com Last year, silkworm breeders collected a whopping amount of 26,000 tons of cocoons. Since silkworm cocoons are very […]

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