Silk Weaving

The Shang Dynasty

China at first was the only country to make silk cloth.The Han farmers thought of new methods to raise silkworms.The silk worms made the actual silk.The Han workers also thought of new ways to weave and dye the silk.The methods were so secret that if anyone told anybody the would be killed.When the silk arrived in China people were willing to pay high prices.In China the wealthy people would also pay high prices for glass, horses, ivory, woolens, and linen cloth.
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