Where does the silk
• Where does the silk
Silk factory near the city of Dalat in Vietnam's mountains is not enough to drive visitors and problematic, but we did it and do not regret it in the end spent by the nerves and money.
There are three kinds of silk farms / plants.
1. Where the larvae grow (there we have not reached).
2. Where the thread is pulled. Here is a little woven fabric.
3. Where unrealistic embroidered silk paintings.
Last - the most untwisted place XQ company, which pays guides, and those packs to carry tourists. We also wanted to get there, but did not have time.
So are stored ready larvae pupate.
Chicken podvorovyvaet, but it drives the foreman.
So first girls take sticks bundles cocoons and put them in a saucepan of boiling water.
To larvae cooked and died. The smell of it is a bit nauseating smell like cooked meat, only specific. Later, when we bought scarves, they were imbued with the smell, and even after I washed it, it is still a little left. Here is the boiled cocoons.
Then they put in a long trough with water to draw out the thread of each.
I used to think that necessarily looking for the tip of the thread in a cocoon to be unwound. In fact, I realized that it was of course nonsense, just pull together with spider web surface. Here you can see how there is a thread from each cocoon.
Then she picks up the thread from several cocoons.
And now my second myth. I thought that the thread from the cocoon - this is the final thread. This is not true. Silk thread is twisted from several micro-filaments. The number of these filaments determines the thickness of the finished thread and the thickness of future tissue respectively. You see a number of "Dusík"? So, it's not Dusík and yarn from cocoons. Girl finger brings a bundle of threads to these rapidly spinning pimpochku and thread, as it were sucked back and twisted.
And then the two strands are combined into one and has already finished the thread is wound onto the reel.
Skeins with ready threads.
Unwound the cocoons look like. Get out there and have translucent larvae.
This is a photo I took last year in the COOP-convenience store in the meat department. Then I had no idea that this "silk" larvae. I'm not 100% sure, but very similar and logically fit. Otherwise, where it has to do with the larvae of the waste?
Yet there are several looms, where the weave simple cloth. At the top, left of the machine, can be seen hanging from a stack of punched cards or how else to call.
This card, which is encoded pattern fabric. Through each hole thread and then passed on the machine they cleverly shifted and magically turns pattern.
And on this machine I do a rough silk burlap. For what - we do not understand, it is purely decorative purposes.
And on this one machine do the threads on the same principle as the rest, but only thick and knotted, buklirovannye thread.
From where then do here such scarves. It stank then they boiled meat.