"Marghilan - the secret silk "road" town :-)" Marghilon by Trekki

Marghilon Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 23 photos

I can’t say much about Marghilan, as I didn’t stay there for longer. I just came here, as it was close to Ferghana and location of famous Yodgorlik Silk Factory, where it would be possible to see “silk manufacturing” from the very beginning. I also was at the bazaar to grab some food before heading back to Ferghana (but no pictures, sorry).

All in all I can highly recommend to visit this silk manufacturing site – the tour is free and Cristina (the guide) does explain very well (although she spoke better German than English). In the shop you can buy finest silkware for very much reasonable prices.

Although it will be a huge task, I try to explain the silk “manufacturing” process here with some of the photos I took.

  • Last visit to Marghilon: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 28, 2007
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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    Quite a fascinating group of pages. Quite amazing just how many resources to into the making of that lovely silk carpet that you buy in the end. mulberry leaves, onion peels, berries. I did see the weaving process in Turkey and was amazed not only at the intricacy of the designs they were doing but also the speed that these girls were doing them at.

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Sep 15, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      Thanks Val! I was also amazed about the speed and the skills of the girls, so tiny patterns, so quick!!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Just seeing the silk processing must be interesting, even though you were not here long. Good pictures

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2010 at 8:05 AM

    Very interesting to read about the silk manufacturing proces! And I would love to shop in their store!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Oh, dear Ingrid, this is such a fascinating page to read and to learn the ins and outs of the silk production. That silk carpet looks magnificent! Poor worms! I always love reading your outstanding pages.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Hello, Ingrid! Excellent page, as usual! Thanks a lot! ><><><><><><

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Wonderful page! It brought back some memories. Had to write a team paper in the silk process. It is amazing how wonderfully talented they are. Thanks for the tour!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    A really lovely page here Ingrid. I kept silkworms as a child- they were always fascinating to watch. Your description of the process is excellent. SO much work goes into the making of fine silk- we take it for granted.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    Ingrid, fabulous little page with interesting description about the silk production.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2008 at 8:47 AM

    Great excursion to a silk factory! But I've suddenly thought: German city Worms and silk worms have the same spelling. What would it mean, haha?!!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2008 at 4:06 AM

    Now, I know why silk is so expensive. It is a fascinating fabric, so sheer and light and yet so warm. Another important chapter in your silk road story.

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