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Traditional way of making Atlas silk revives in Xinjiang
(Tianshannet) Updated: 2016-April-7 10:23:09

A woman works at an Atlas silk workshop in a village in Jiya Township, Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 5, 2016. As a traditional type of Xinjiang silk extremely popular among Uygur women, Atlas means "graceful" in the Uyghur language. It is made through a complicated process and known for its softness, lightness and bright-colored patterns. Jiya, a major production center for Atlas silk, still uses the old production techniques and wooden machines. About two-thirds of Jiya’s residents work in the craft. China’s capital city of Beijing has donated textile machines to the township to support the sector’s development and help alleviate poverty. (Photo: China News Service/Liu Xin)

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