Silk Weaver of Antsirabe  

The Malagasy people of Madagascar make silk cloth by hand looms, just like they have done for centuries. The cloth is used for ceremonies in their village. They find wild silk cocoons from from the forest and then pick the silk from the cocoons. They boil it, wash it, and dye it with berries, bark, leaves, and roots. It is then spun into thread and made into cloth on hand looms.


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