Silk Worms CUTLINE FOR PHOTO
Hundreds of silkworms are hatching just in time to spin their cocoons for show at the upcoming Houston International Festival (iFest) in Downtown Houston from April 30 – May 1 and May 7 – 8, 2001. The silkworms are part of the Chinese Silk exhibit that explores the history of silk production. Demonstrations by the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston and various types of silk and traditional silk embroidery will be on display.
The exhibit will be located in the Chevron Living Museum in Upper Sam Houston Park . Other highlights include the 100-foot-long winding reproduction of the Great Wall of China where guests will learn about the history of Chinese dynasties. Other exhibits include Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese paper cutting. iFest visitors will experience a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in the Chinese Teahouse.
The 2011 Houston International Festival takes place over two weekends: April 30 – May 1 and May 7 – 8, 2011 in Downtown Houston. This year, iFest presents “The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia” and features diverse music and dance from around the world, including The Golden Dragon Acrobats from China and the Best of Bollywood. In addition, iFest offers cuisine and an art and crafts market from cultures around the globe.
All proceeds benefit the Festival arts and education programs. For more information or details on featured entertainment, call 713-654-8808 or access the Festival’s official website at www.ifest.org.