Grp15_silk - 5500 Even though Chinese were exporting silk...

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丝绸的历史始于5500年前…
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Even though Chinese were exporting silk to many countries they didn’t want to unveil the process of making it, and kept it a big secret for more than 30 centuries
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Demonstration Cities famous for silk: Hangzhou 杭州 , Suzhou 苏州 , Huzhou ( You know the reason? Think about what silkworms eat) Why silk is so standing out: 1. It is 100% organic (it has no harm to your skin). 2. It is very light and smooth. 3. It has a natural tone of shining.
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Why silk was extremely expensive and very high-valued in the past? 104 kg of mulberry + 3000 silkworms=1 kg of raw silk. (It takes about 5000 silkworms to make a pure silk kimono.) √There were no modern machines. √Silk products were almost hand made.
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Silk was used as an extensive trading item beginning in the Han Dynasty. The earliest evidence of silk, however, was found in the Neolithic period. Silk is made using silkworms, in which the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2010 for the course AAS 221 taught by Professor Kamlingwong during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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