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Pictures of Vietnam's ancient silk-making village

Van Phuc, Vietnam, has been a centre of silk making for centuries

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A silk worm is seen with its cocoon in Van Phuc, a silk making village in Vietnam, on July 4, 2012. The village, located outside of Hanoi, has been making silk for more than 1,200 years.


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A bottle of silk worms in Van Phuc, Vietnam.


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Chien Nguyen, 48, works at a weaving machine at his house in Van Phuc. Weavers in the village make about $10 per day.


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The hand-made machine Nguyen is working on in this photo is almost 50 years old.


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The village of Van Phuc is home to more than 1,000 silk weaving machines.


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Nguyen holds a pair of scissors as he works at a hand-made weaving machine at his house in Van Phuc.


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Nguyen prepares a roll of silk for shuttle.


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Silk scarves are displayed for sale at a stall in Van Phuc.


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