Silk: History of Silk Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156605042

Published: August 16th 2011

Paperback

178 pages


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Silk: History of Silk  by  Books LLC

Silk: History of Silk by Books LLC
August 16th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 178 pages | ISBN: 9781156605042 | 6.68 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 57. Chapters: Bombyx mori, Spider silk, Rayon, History of silk, Silk in the Indian subcontinent, Canut revolts,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 57. Chapters: Bombyx mori, Spider silk, Rayon, History of silk, Silk in the Indian subcontinent, Canut revolts, Byzantine silk, Wild silk, Lombes Mill, Samite, Gunthertuch, Ward Cheney, Moire, Sericulture, Thai silk, Llotja de la Seda, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, San Leucio, Kerala silk, Bizarre silk, Eri silk, John Lombe, Blonde lace, Art silk, Silk waste, Paduasoy, Crape, Silk throwing, Linnanen, Weighted silk, Assam silk, Calamistrum, Theophanes of Byzantium, Foulard, Stazione Bacologica Sperimentale, Rajshahi silk, Noil, Tussore, Mysore Silk Factory, Tussar Silk, Japanese silk, Magnanery, Cocoonase, Habutai, Laotian silk, Kosa silk, Dupioni.

Excerpt: According to Chinese tradition, the history of silk begins in the 27th century BCE. Its use was confined to China until the Silk Road opened at some point during the latter half of the first millennium BCE. China maintained its virtual monopoly over silk for another thousand years. Not confined to clothing, silk was also used for a number of other applications, including writing, and the colour of silk worn was an important indicator of social class during the Tang Dynasty.

Silk cultivation spread to Japan in around 300 CE, and by 522 the Byzantines managed to obtain silkworm eggs and were able to begin silkworm cultivation. The Arabs also began to manufacture silk during this same time. As a result of the spread of sericulture, Chinese silk exports became less important, although they still maintained dominance over the luxury silk market. The Crusades brought silk production to Western Europe, in particular to many Italian states, which saw an economic boom exporting silk to the rest of Europe.

Changes in manufacturing techniques also began to take place during the Middle Ages, with devices such as the spinning wheel first appearing. During the 16th century France joined Ital...



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