The Story of Silk
From Worm Spit to Woven Scarves
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
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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.
Richard Sobol is a Boston-based photographer whose work has appeared in "National Geographic", "Time", "Newsweek", "Outside", and many other publications.
Readers will be surprised and entranced by the origins of this ubiquitous fabric.