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In Pictures: Silk production from sericulture to garment retail

CAMBODIA - Artisans Angkor employs over 1,300 people in the production of traditional Khmer handicrafts such as silk-making.

Silk for garments are produced after silkworm cacoons are degummed, coloured and put on a throwing machine.

Take a look at the process below:


A worker pulling at the fibers of a silkworm cocoon at the Artisans Angkor mill in Siem Reap, Cambodia. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG


Silkworm larvae feeding on mulberry leaves. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


Silkworm cocoons at the Artisans Angkor mill. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A spinner reeling raw silk at the Artisans Angkor mill. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A worker picking out imperfections in raw silk. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A worker holding threads of silk while operating a throwing machine. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A worker dipping raw silk into dye at the Artisans Angkor mill. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


Dyed raw silk hanging from a drying rack. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A worker twisting silk thread on a throwing machine. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A worker twisting silk thread on a throwing machine. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A sign that reads 'Dyed Silk' is displayed on raw silk hanging at the Artisans Angkor mill. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


Weavers operating wooden handlooms to produce silk at the Artisans Angkor mill. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A worker twisting silk thread on a throwing machine. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A weaver operating as wooden handlooms to produce silk. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


A spinner reeling silk at the Artisans Angkor mill. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


An artisan creating a silk design. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG 


An employee arranging silk pillow cases. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG