Silkworm Breeding; A 600-Year-Old Career in NW Iran

Breading silkworm in order to produce silk, which is called Noqan-dari in Iran, has a long history in the country's north-western region.

People of Osku in East Azarbaijan province, north-western Iran, have been producing silk using the worms of berry tree since 600 years ago.

All the stages of silk production are done in place; from silkworm breeding and thread spinning to printing the designs on the fabrics and scarfs.

What follows are IRNA’s photos of silkworm breeding in north-western Iran:

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