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This series of photos come from the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan, a famous producer of fine silk. I had the opportunity to travel to the city of Margilan to visit a silk factory when I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan.

At the Yodgorlik silk factory, you can witness the different stages of silk production starting with the unraveling of the silk worm cocoon and continuing to the dying, weaving, and other stages.


Text and photo by Stephen Bugno


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