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The Silk Market

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Introduction
From 3500BC China was the first to develop silk, initially for Emperors. Most silk is from captive mulberry silkworm cocoons, known as sericulture. Goat types enjoy finer things like silk flowers or fabrics, used for floristry and interior design. As the world’s largest producer of luxury fibre cashmere, China is where many cashmere goat breeds began too.

 Yangtze River’s Tiger-Leaping Gorge. Goat people are creative, intelligent and reflective. Perhaps this is a good place for the latter!

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The Silk Market
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 Silk painting with Su Xiu “random” stitches. This best of four main embroidery types is from Jiangsu where these cranes overwinter.

China Town Series No 8

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The Silk Route
From 202BC this famous route or routes stretched 7000 miles from China to India, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Caravans had 100-500 silk, tea, spice and ivory traders. Camels carried large loads. Gold, jewels, foods and animals were taken in return. By c1200AD more places had silk industries and the route waned. Recent economic reforms have made China into the world’s largest silk producer once again.

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 Seen in left window, silk tangzhuang jackets with Asia-Pacific Economic Summit logo worn in China in 2001. The ladies’ style is more shaped!

 This cherry blossom is over-embroidered silk on a hand made folding silk fan.

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