Unique Chinese art and related culture and history have ancient roots
A new book from the Chinese literature publishing house “Chance” is being prepared for release – the book “Silk of the silk road”. It was created on the basis of materials from the silk exhibition held in China.
Silk road (by Zhao Feng). Translated from Chinese By V. Bukina, M. Guseva; scientific ed. by M. L. Menshikov-Moscow: international publishing company “Chance” LLC, 2020, 247 p.Silk road (by Zhao Feng). Translated from Chinese By V. Bukina, M. Guseva; scientific ed. by M. L. Menshikov-Moscow: international publishing company “Chance” LLC, 2020, 247 p.Silk road (by Zhao Feng). Translated from Chinese By V. Bukina, M. Guseva; scientific ed. by M. L. Menshikov-Moscow: international publishing company “Chance” LLC, 2020, 247 p.
The results of many years of scientific research and cooperation with museums and other cultural institutions allowed the author of the book Zhao Feng to tell in detail and reliably about the origin of the art of silk production in the East, its spread in the West, as well as about modern silk production technologies and the popularity of this material around the world.
Sericulture and silk weaving as a special Chinese art, as well as the culture and history associated with them, have ancient roots. In China, there have always been both theories supported by historical facts and legends about the origin of silk. In the modern era, archaeologists have found evidence of the ancient roots of the material – silk cocoons, spinning equipment, remnants of decomposed silk, and other Neolithic artifacts. From a scientific point of view, this fully confirms that more than five thousand years ago, silk weaving already existed on the territory of China, which later became one of the characteristic components of Chinese culture.
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The silk trade is seen as an incentive to the mutual influence of Eastern and Western cultures and as the root cause of the silk road. As you know, the ancient silk road was the main channel of trade and cultural relations in the first Millennium ad. It is like a multi-colored ribbon ties together China and other countries. For more than a thousand years, trade caravans have followed this route, bringing goods from various places to the most remote corners of the world. At the same time, they spread their religion, culture and science, and actively promoted cultural interaction and mixing. Silk as the main commodity on the Silk road, and with it the art of sericulture and silk weaving reached different parts of the world through this channel. At the same time, silk production remained local, and thus this material had a significant impact on the social, economic and cultural development of the countries located along the silk road. As trade and cultural contacts constantly deepened, Western weaving traditions also influenced Chinese silk production.
Learn more about the history of this amazing material will help you book “silk road Silk”, it will appear on the shelves of bookstores in the near future. The book will be of interest to Orientalists, specialists in applied arts and all those who are interested in the culture of the middle Kingdom.