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Months of the cocoon sales in the Koza Hani / Bazaar ?

by joen_denmark Online Now Jan 3, 2013 at 3:18 AM

Hi,
I was in Bursa last December, visited the great bazaar and am now writing a travel article about the city and its silk-trade history.

However it is a bit uncertain exactly which months the cocoon sales takes place in the Koza Hani bazaar. Some sources say that it is in May-July, others that it is in April and September. Does anyone here know any details ?

Thank you for your kind attention !

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    Re: Months of the cocoon sales in the Koza Hani / Bazaar ?

    by bakalapoe Online Now Jan 3, 2013 at 5:32 AM

    Normally during the last week of April and/or the first week of May, because at that time only one can find mulberry leaves to feed them! You might also check out the links written in my intro.

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    Re: Months of the cocoon sales in the Koza Hani / Bazaar ?

    by CatherineReichardt Online Now Jan 3, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Hi
    This isn't strictly a travel question, so there is the possibility that it might be deleted from this forum.
    However, it is a GREAT question, and 'd love to see more discussion on this., Can I suggest that you also post on the Miscellaneous forum as well, where such discussion is encourageed - I'll be really interested to follow the discussion.
    Regards
    Cathy

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  • Re: Months of the cocoon sales in the Koza Hani / Bazaar ?

    by joen_denmark Online Now Jan 3, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    According to the Rough Guide, the larvas are sold in April-May to families who have the job of feeding them at home. But I am thinking about the auction afterwards, when the larvas have become cocoons and are sold as such at the Koza Hani. Some say in June-July, which is probably the best bet.

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    by stream&rain Online Now Jan 3, 2013 at 9:34 AM

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    by joen_denmark Online Now Jan 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Thanks for this interesting info !

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