Friday, September 12, 2008
Silk is made of mulberry leaves. It is the only thing that silkworms eat and once upon a time the border town of Soufli was covered in Mulberry orchards to feed their huge silk enterprise. Soufli was a major player on the ancient silk road. Today they still produce high quality silk in slightly lower quantities. I spent the afternoon feeling up the silk in the town's many shops. I may have even bought a scarf or two.