According to RiEen there is a need to revive the industry as there are bright prospects in the domestic and export demands such as considerable demand for cocoon
and silk yarns needed by the silk processors such as handloom weavers and textile millers, blending with other indigenous fibers to produce fabrics with high commercial value, growing local and international demand for silk products.
The girl answers "corn cakes" as she takes the pan to the oven where the silkworm cocoons
The state has achieved 10 percent increase in cocoon
production as compared to last year's production.
May is the time when silkworm cocoons
are ready for processing.
A kilo of dried cocoon
goes in range between Sh750 and Sh900.
Inside the cocoon
a pupa develops, and eventually a fully formed adult flea emerges.
The harshest stage was when the slim fingers of young girls were dipped repeatedly into almost boiling water to catch the end of the silk thread from the cocoons
After finding some cocoons
in various calibers, we headed out of Last Chance Canyon to explore some mines.
What's it all abouta:The 1985 Hollywood blockbuster tells the story of retirement home residents who stumble across a pool full of alien cocoons
The table shows that cocoon
and silk thread production decline din the period of 1996 to 1998, before rising in 1999.
Jeannie raised the money for the cocoon
by holding a number of coffee mornings.
The 16-man firm, based in Halesowen, will be fitting a passenger lift at top fashion retailer Ted Baker and two food service lifts at neighbouring Cocoon