Silk History & Uses

Silk, originated in China, is one of the oldest fibers known to man . The history of silk is both enchanting and illustrious. These articles cover the various facts of silk history.

Silk screen printing, also known as serigraphy or silkscreening, has a long history, dating back to 1000 years ago in China. Made popular in the twentieth century by pop artist Andy Warhol and his famous Marilyn Monroe prints, silkscreen printing is a tedious stenciling method and this printing art sometimes takes years to truly master.
Here are a list of interesting facts about silk. Did you think silk was just a piece of fabric? Now you know it is a whole lot more. Silk and the process of making it is nothing short of amazing. The fluffy white cocoon spun by a silkworm is one long continuous silk filament that

Famous Travelers on the Silk Road

In the history of the Silk Road, many renowned people left their footprints on this most historically important trade route, including eminent diplomats, generals and great monks, such as Zhang Qian, Ban Chao, Ban Yong and Fu Jiezi, Gan Ying, Xuanzang and Marco Polo. Zhang Qian was the pioneer of the Silk Road who opened
From the second century BC to the end of the fourteenth century AD, a great trade route originated from Chang’an (now Xian) in the east and ended at the Mediterranean in the west, linking China with the Roman Empire. Because silk was the major trade product which traveled on this road, it was named the
Introduction The Silk Road, known as the ‘Silk Routes’, came from “Seidenstraße” which was put up by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen in the late of 19th century. (Alex Boyce, 2003, para1). Although its original purpose was for the military, the most impressive impact was the communication. It widely interconnected across almost all parts
Originated in the primitive society, silk skill is one of the greatest China’s contributions to the world. It demonstrates the brilliant civilization of ancient China. According to the different weaving skills and silk fabrics, silk goods are divided to many types, such as embroidery, brocade, satin and so on. Historically, most of these silk goods
Introduction Despite the great distance between East Asia and the Mediterranean, the two regions had contact prior to the beginning of the Common Era (CE), Traders, pilgrims, and warriors traveled along the Silk Road from Rome and Syria in the west to as far as China in the east, although the first people to travel
Dunhuang Frescoes are the most important composing part of the grotto art of Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China. Dunhuang Grottoes include the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang, the Western Thousand Buddha Caves and the Yulin Grottoes in Anxi County, with a total of 552 grottoes. Over 50 thousand square meters of frescoes originated in past dynasties make
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time. Extending

The Origin Of Silk Fabric

Silk is a natural protein fiber. The best-known type of silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. China is the first producer of silk in the world. Silk cocoons and bits of silk have been found among the relices from 4700BC. Today, centers of silk production are mainly in
Silk Road, a trade and cultural exchanges road which have more than two thousand years of the history. This semester we have learned knowledge about all aspects of the Silk Road, and now, when we look again toward the road with vicissitudes in the sand and the long silence, as if we can also through
Silk, being a natural product does have a distinctive odour. This can often be mistaken for a slight chemical-like smell, but is just the natural odour of pure silk. In our experience the odour can be noticed when the duvets are first opened. This will usually dissipate after a few hours and is completely gone