It starts with an introduction on how silk is being made. So of course, the first thing you are being shown is a silk worm.
Silk worms only eat mulberry leaves, and lots of them. They eat for 20-30 days and then stop eating.
They turn a yellow color and spin themselves into a cocoon. There are two kids of cocoons – white are from China, yellow are from Thailand. The golden color of the Thai cocoons makes the silk color richer once it’s been dyed.
Apparently it takes 50 cocoons to make one silk thread! And, each thread will be about 50 meters long.
Once the cocoons are turned to thread, they are then bundeled and dyed. From there the threads are moved to a loom, where the Thai weavers work their magic and make gorgeous silk cloth.
After watching this whole process for a while we moved on the silk store where all different kinds of handmade products can be purchased. Again, the choice was so overwhelming, we could not decide what to buy!