How afghan silk scarves are produced
3 December 2020 |
“The Women of the Silk Road” is the new line of afghan silk scarves, born from a project by Vento di Terra with the local NGO Raada (Rehabilitation Association for Afghanistan and Agriculture Development), involving more than 1,000 silk manufacturers in the Zinda Jan district (Herat), which follow the entire chain from the cultivation of mulberry trees, breeding and processing of the silkworm, to weaving and dyeing.
“The Women of the Silk Road” scarves are woven by hand and dyed with vegetable dyes.
The dye, obtained by maceration of dyeing plants as local poppy, mint, pomegranate, walnut, madder, gives the scarves a natural and bright effect, telling much of the land they come from.
Here is how afghan silk scarves are produced!