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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Woman drawing silk threads from cocoons, Uzbekistan

This lady is seated over a cauldron of steaming water, unravelling a single strand from each cocoon spun by a silkworm. She works with intense concentration and skill as she draws them together to create a continuous and even thread.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Uzbekistan
Camera: DSC-HX50V
Copyright: © Angela Trudeau