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Silk. A journey into the world of silk


DKK 100,00

Silk has been called the Queen of Textiles and perhaps rigthly so. Finer than human hair, strong as steel, light and versatile with an inherent shimmer and a satiny feel, silk stands apart from all other fabrics. It is not made from plants like cotton and hemp. Rather it is made by silkworms and harvested from their cocoons. It’s not surprising that when silk was introduced to Europe in the first millenium, Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, wrote, “Silk was obtained by removing the down from the leaves with the help of water”. In fact, silk is a protein fibre, similar to wool or to humain hair and this is what gives it most of its matchless qualities.

Bestseller Fund 2010

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INDHOLD: The discovery of silk. – The pathway of silk. – The changing fate of silk. – Making silk. – The story of wild silk. – The story of cultivated silk. – The story of non-violent silk. – Silk in India. – Silk cities of India. – Varanasi. – Kancheepuram. – Karnataka. – Silk trade. – Creativity across cultures. – India. – China. – Turkey. – Italy. – Iran.- Indbundet. – Illustreret i farver. -156 sider. – Pænt eksemplar.