Vol. 10 Iss. 2

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  • After decades of wars, bombings, invasions, and unimaginable hardships, northern Afghanistan is rebuilding its communities with natural fiber - sericulture, to be exact. As an alternative to growing poppies, women in Mazar-e-Sharif are once again beginning to weave and grow silkworms, thanks to a project created by the US government that now boasts more than 2,000 Afghani women. In the only issue to almost exclusively focus on one country, Afghanistan's wild fibers illustrates its softer side. 

    Fibers/Animals: Hebridean Sheep, Silkworms, Cashmere Goats Places: Afghanistan;  Nevada; Scotland; Idaho