How 3 Expensive Silks Are Made

Across the southern part of Asia, craftspeople carefully extract and process silk from lotus flowers, silkworms, and muga cocoons. Although each process is different, extracting the delicate fibers requires perfect conditions and a watchful eye. Here's how artisans in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and India carry on their generations-old crafts of extracting some of the world's most expensive silk.