I couldn't fork over the 70 euros for the authentic, hand-loomed scarf I wanted, but I did get a cultural experience out of it. Check out the video here, and photos are below:
Marketing ploy or true story? This guy said silk has been in his family for generations.
Weights hanging below to balance the loom.
Who knows how much spin we were getting from him, but the shop owner says he makes scarves for famous brands like Hermes.
Looking out from workshop to the sales floor.
Spools are to the weaver what paint is to the painter.