Amongst beautiful olive groves and gardens, discover the secrets of silk at The Silk Museum – Bsous – caza of Aley.
The Museum evokes images of scented spice routes, the famous ‘Silk Road’ and the ancient exchanges of silk between the Land of the Cedar and the East and the West. It is also a gentle reminder of the interaction between humans, insects and plants and the rewards that this brought to Lebanon for hundreds of years.
Silk production in Lebanon goes back to the Middle Ages and in the 19th century it became the main activity for a large section of the population, creating great social and economic change in the lives of the Lebanese.
The Silk Museum has become an important reference of ecological, cultural and economic history.