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Kashmir's Oldest Silk Factory Reopens After Three Decades; See Pics

India | PTI | July 23, 2018, 12:04 pm
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 Renovation work on a 100 year old filature in progress at the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. The oldest silk factory in Kashmir, set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years. (Image: PTI)

Renovation work on a 100 year old filature in progress at the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. The oldest silk factory in Kashmir, set up in 1897 with the help of Sir Thomas Wardle, president of the Silk Association of Great Britain, reopened after 30 years. (Image: PTI)

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 A labourer sorting mulberry cocoons inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

A labourer sorting mulberry cocoons inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Labourers work with Mulberry cocoons inside the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Labourers work with Mulberry cocoons inside the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Labourers work with Mulberry cocoons inside the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Labourers work with Mulberry cocoons inside the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Laborers sort Mulberry cocoons for processing inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Laborers sort Mulberry cocoons for processing inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Mulberry cocoons being processed inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 Mulberry cocoons being sorted for processing inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

Mulberry cocoons being sorted for processing inside a silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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 A labourer works inside the 100-year old closed filature as renovation work in is progress inside the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

A labourer works inside the 100-year old closed filature as renovation work in is progress inside the silk factory at Solina, in Srinagar. (Image: PTI)

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