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Preparing Fine Tajik Silk

Historically, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan formed a critical link between East and West as part of the ‘Silk Road’. Here, you find the farmers who first domesticated and who still keep alive the heritage varieties of most of the fruits and nuts considered essential to Eurasian food systems. Of course, Central Asia has also long been known for its incredible, natural silk, which this Tajik woman is producing by hand.

Credit: Nicolas Villaume