Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Monday, May 08, 2006

After watching the women weave the silk, they took us down the street to a woman's house where the silk worms are raised. The larvae are fed mulberry leaves until they spin their cocoons. One cocoon produces 800 meters (880 yards) of the very fine silk thread. If you click on the close up, it will enlarge to show the individual larvae. The people with Carol are Thai English teachers who are our co-teachers.


At 11:50 PM, Blogger matt said...

Wow, I had no idea that this is how silk was made.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger MJ said...

I always wondered a bit about this as well!


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