In Search of Wild Silk: Exploring a Village Industry in the Jungles of India
In Search of Wild Silk: Exploring a Village Industry in the Jungles of India by Karen Selk
To celebrate Karen's beautiful book I am including a sample pack of some of the silk cocoons she writes about! Clockwise from the center top: Tasar (Tussah) Silk Cocoons, Bombyx Mori Silk Cocoons, Muga Silk Cocoons, White Eri Silk Cocoons, Red Eri Silk Cocoons.
Silk! Just the word invokes intrigue and fantasies of lavish mounds of richly hued fabrics. The journey of metamorphosis from caterpillar to silken luxury is miraculous. Textile artist Karen Selk delves into the amazing world of wild silk and the Indigenous people of India who raise the wild silkworms. You'll be drawn into the captivating world of a unique living culture that has been engaged in a sustainable industry for generations. Photos and anecdotes captured from weavers, spinners, and silkworm farmers transport you into their homes and villages to get an up-close look at the intimate connection to the skill, dedication, and specialized tools and techniques the artisans use to transform cocoons into yarn and luxurious fabrics. This little-known industry not only provides us with resplendent cloth but improves our environment and provides a sustainable income, allowing families and communities to stay together while preserving a way of life.
Size: 8.5in x 11.0in | Pages:272 | 300+ color photos
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