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In a small town in Southeast Asia, women use lotus flower fiber to weave a very rare and very expensive fabric. Originally meant for monks, the fabric is now being used by Italian fashion house Loro Piana, but the fabric remains banned in the United States. We take a look at how this sacred plant was transformed into a $5,600 jacket.
There are over one hundred species of weaver birds, known for their gorgeous nests of grasses & textiles. 
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