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Uzbekistan has a long history with silk.
The appearance of the Uzbek silk goes back to the second millennium BC, during the time of the famous trade route connecting East and West, the Silk Road. Plenty of effort has gone into keeping the silk tradition going with some 25,000 tons of raw silk cocoons being harvested annually.
The tree for the silk worms to grow on is the mulberry tree and in this photo you see some mulberry branches artistically arranged against a woven background. It was, of course, taken in a silk shop.

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Additional Photos by Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3416 W: 102 N: 10063] (42505)
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