Sericulture and Silk Production: A Handbook

Sericulture and Silk Production: A Handbook

Paperback Small-Scale Textiles

By (author) Prabha Shekar, By (author) Martin Hardingham


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  • Publisher: ITDG Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 203mm x 292mm x 5mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853393177
  • ISBN 13: 9781853393174
  • Illustrations note: glossary
  • Sales rank: 1,981,562

Product description

This book describes the stages of mulberry bush growing, silkworm egg production, silkworm rearing, silk cocoon reeling and silk fabric production. Ideal for fieldworkers, development agencies and those starting small-scale manufacture or attempting to improve or extend manufacture.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; Introduction to silk and sericulture; Moriculture and sericulture; Silk reeling and fabric production; Silk grading and testing; Planning for production; Equipment suppliers; Sources of further information; APPENDICES; Reeling devices; Glossary