By Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan
As key nodes that attached old silk routes traversing China, Japan and India, buying and selling hubs, cities and towns in Java and Sumatra and different areas in Asia have been key vacation spot issues for retailers, priests and different itinerants plying those routes.
contemporary archaeological excavations in nations bordering the South China Sea and round the Indian Ocean unveiled awesome similarities in artifacts recovered either on land and from the ocean. The similarities underlined the numerous elements of local exchanges and cross-cultural impacts between humans and areas in those networks. the various findings point out a special chinese language presence within the advertisement, social and spiritual actions of those early Asian buying and selling posts.
This publication collects papers from the symposium on historical Silk alternate Routes — go Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia. It explores numerous threads bobbing up from this neighborhood alternate of products and concepts, particularly, the cross-cultural dimensions of the exchanges within the components of cloth exchange, ceramic routes, buying and selling hubs, arts and artifacts and Buddhism.
Readership: lecturers, undergraduate and graduates scholars, execs attracted to historic silk routes, archaeology, Buddhism, Borobudur, and ceramics exchange.
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Only one series of weft threads is used but the warp consists of two series of threads, the ground and the pile. It is a single sided structure. Two colored fabric, a single yellow colored warp and a blue colored weft (Fig. 13). It forms curvilinear lines in which two dots are placed. Chinese characters run vertically. In a repeat. Horizontally four different characters are placed throughout the width at equal intervals. The width of the fabric is 47 cm. Figure 14 depicts a silk fabric with striped warps.
An iron needle (Fig. 10) was found in the Cherchen cemetery on the 3rd phase which helps in understanding this fact. This padded piece in Fig. 11 is suspended by a dark blue ribbon. Hand sewing is clear and meticulously done. The purpose of this pad is not yet known; it could be to cover the ears from avoiding the sand from entering in or for covering the eyes of the horse, but it is small for the purpose, maybe it held snuff bottle in it. Fragments of woolen pile carpet having long pile and colors in ochre, navy blue, buff, green and off white have been found (Fig.
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Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Selected Works from Symposium on Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia by Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan