Yodgorlik Silk Factory
Yodgorlik Silk Factory
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LaNyonsaise
West Midlands, UK1,005 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
We visited this with a very small group and arrived before the staff were expecting us. It is essentially a heritage museum to the silk industry, covering the raising of silk worms, extraction of the silk threads, spinning, dyeing and weaving in the labour intensive ways of the past.
It was very interesting, even though we have seen silk production in Cambodia and visited a very good museum in a former silk manufacturing village in the south of France.
With the help of our guide we were able to hear an explanation of all the stages from the women who worked there and ask any questions. They were very skilled in operating foot pedals whilst sending the shuttle flying across the threads. The looms were set up by a man, presumably better paid. The building where some old industrial looms were operating was exceptionally noisy and the workers did not have ear defenders.
There is no way that the handful of people we saw could produce the volume of goods for sale in the shop, so I expect that there is a more up to date factory elsewhere.
Written 11 May 2024
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia9,616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Obviously this is a very touristic attraction, so expect high prices. But there are real artists here at work and the craftsmanship is exquisite. These skills date back thousands of years and are the true remnants of The Silk Road - it is important they are preserved. So visit the place, admire and support.
Written 8 November 2022
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lonelytraveller01
Hong Kong, China13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
It is a great place to learn how silk is being made all the way from the silk worm to a piece of cloth.
Written 2 October 2022
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worldwarrior08
Santa Fe, NM26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The factory shop can use help in quality control and color combinations. The Fergana Valley is worth a visit anytime and for anyone. It is like going back in time to a "textile heaven". Just marvelous area and beautiful area to visit.
Written 30 December 2019
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grcopley
Washington DC, DC22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Yodgorlik pure silk factory in Margilan, a 2,000-year-old city on the Great Silk Road, in the Ferghana Valley of Uzbekistan not only keeps the "silk" in the "Silk Road", it gives great inspiration. Watch as the silk is carefully spun from the cocoons of the factory's own mulberry trees, and then washed and dyed, and brought together in exquisite fabrics for either clothing or personal items, or for silk carpets. People toil for months, or a year, to produce a silk rug of quality no longer thought possible, and yet the prices are, for all this labour, remarkably low. Margilan is a wonderful setting for this craftsmanship, and it reminds us that all progress in our machine age must continue to be inspired by the artistry and craftsmanship of such perfectionists as those who continue to ply their craft at the looms of Yodgorlik. What a contribution they make to the 21st Century by reminding us of the value of a devotion to excellence and beauty.
Written 19 December 2019
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Nick B
Melbourne, Australia167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The tour is great - seeing the manufacture of silk ikat from the raw materials (silkworms) through to looms and dying. You also see some wonderful silk carpets being made. But the shop at the end is disappointing as the prices are high even by Western standards. I assumed that the prices were intended to be bargained, but this was not the case and the salesman started to increase the prices when I suggested decreasing them. Shame - I had looked forward to coming here to get silk products that I should have bought less expensively elsewhere in Uzbekistan.
Written 15 September 2019
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kterziyski
Plovdiv, Bulgaria88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Though the Silk Road was much more than just silk, you may not miss visiting a silk factory, where traditional techniques are still in use. There is a small shop inside, where you may buy some really nice scarves. Though previous comments stated that prices were inflated, we did not experience such a thing. Scarves cost 5-20 Euro each which is absolutely adequate for the quality. Of course, we were in a kind of a touristic off-season, which probably meant something.
Written 20 August 2019
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MOHAMMAD M
Fergana, Uzbekistan42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is the Historical silk factory in Marligon on the ancient silk route. Ferghana valley was famous for its silk products.
Now inside the silk factory a shop is managed by the factory owners, selling authentic silk fabric scarves, and other apparel. They have a hand woven carpet section as well.
Written 19 June 2019
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ladybegood
New York City, NY457 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Guide originally said tour for me would cost 200,000 som but when I started to leave changed to no charge. Very interesting to see ikat being made , although saw process in Bali and saw silk factories ( not ikat) in China. As ikat is priced at less than $1 a meter at Sunday market ( although most or all were not silk ), shocked to find scarves priced at $25 Usd here.
Written 1 April 2019
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nathan l
Netanya, Israel886 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
it is of course a must see place, to see and admire the old tradition of silk and carpet production and art. it is very impressing very important facility, but also very commercial, not a great bargain, you will find better offers in the bazaars around the country.
Written 30 December 2018
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