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Luxury Silk

Sunday, 31 May 2009

luxury silk Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. The best-known type of silk is obtained from cocoons made by the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity. Manually it is not possible to make. We are able to touch and perceive its texture only.

Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China, possibly as early as 6000 BC and definitely by 3000 BC. Legend gives credit for developing silk to a Chinese empress, Xi Ling-Shi (Hsi-Ling-Shih, Lei-tzu).

When Lei-tzu moved to her husband from the South-West part of the country, she shared with him of the secret of silkworm growth.

She taught people to culture silkworms, lose cocoons and provide clothes. As the history says, silk rapidly became a popular luxury fabric in the many areas accessible to Chinese merchants because of its texture and luster. The legend is confirmed by archeological works in Hubei and Hunan where 152 silk items were dug out and 35 garments out of them were in excellent condition. That certifies that silkworm breeding was practiced approximately 20 centuries B.C., yet silk manufacture was one of the developed spheres since the discovered pieces were of the same age!

Silks were originally reserved for the Kings of China for their own use and gifts to others, but spread gradually through Chinese culture and trade both geographically and socially, and then to many regions of Asia. During Warring States Period (475 - 221 B.C.) silk items became affordable to wide public. Various techniques in regards to silk spinning, embroidery, and fabric dying were of great popularity. Within the reign of Han Dynasty silk production flourished mostly, yet, the quality of dug out silk elements was of high appraise. And the bright and crafty embroidery onto the fabric excelled.

More than 20 centuries ago the Emperor Wu detached his messenger to the West with the purpose to blaze the trail for caravan of silk. This enabled the first opening of trading connections between China and the West, the Silk Road.

Nobody doubted that the secret of silk manufacture was strongly kept by the Chinese. And this secrecy gave birth to a plenty of idle talks on silk origin. They supposed that silk grows in the silk tree, and that it is recrement of big animals with enormous horns or that it is down of special birds. Moreover, mulberry leaves and silkworm larva smugglers were subject to painful death under the Chinese law. Nevertheless, avidity for gain told since silk was highly valued, the price was pound of silk for pound of gold.

Eventually, in the fifth century silk was exported to other countries from China and silk production was initiated in several countries at the same time. As the legend says a cunning Indian rajah sought in marriage to the Chinese princess and required silkworm larva as dowry. And the princess managed to bring the silkworm larva and mulberry seeds just in her high wedding hairdo.

In Mediterranean countries the silk manufacture won popularity at the time when first silkworm eggs were arrived into Constantinople from China. The goodwill pilgrims were monks who hid the larva in their crooks.

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