The Story of Silk

From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves

By Richard Sobol; Richard Sobol (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763641658, 36pp.)

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

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Description
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.



About the Author
Richard Sobol is a Boston-based photographer whose work has appeared in "National Geographic", "Time", "Newsweek", "Outside", and many other publications.

Richard Sobol is a Boston-based photographer whose work has appeared in "National Geographic", "Time", "Newsweek", "Outside", and many other publications.


Praise For The Story of Silk

Readers will be surprised and entranced by the origins of this ubiquitous fabric.
—Publishers Weekly

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