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Jan 15, 2012 - Jacquard Looms & skein reels

Our last stop was at the production silk factory of the Van Phuc commune, Ha Dong town, in the outskirts of Hanoi. We had hoped to buy silk in bulk at the silk factory in the outskirts of Hanoi. Unfortunately, they had nothing on hand to purchase other than finished product. I did find a simple silk shirt that is bound for the dye pot at home. The Jacquard card looms were turned on and put thru their paces for us. It did not seem to be a production factory but rather a demo facility. Several items of note: The use of multiple temples in...

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