Mulberry leaves used to feed silkworms. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.

Silk production in China has evolved for thousands of years but remains tied to the life cycle of the silkworm and its sole diet of mulberry leaves. Silk was such an important product during ancient times that the major trade route between East Asia, West Asia, and Europe was called the “Silk Roads.” Its status as a luxury item

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:36-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Business and Economy, Industry|Comments Off on Silk (Sīchóu 丝绸)|Sīchóu 丝绸 (Silk)

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