Chinese silk is famous both at home and abroad
Silk cloth is cloth made from silk. It is the most valuable clothing material that nature gives to humans.
Based on archaeological findings, experts made estimates that ever since the middle of Neolithic Age, which is five or six thousand years ago, our ancestors began to raise silkworms, obtain silk and weave silk fabric. Ancient China, which was long regarded as the center and diffusion source of world silk cloth production and trade, represented the highest level and achievement of silk cloth production in the world.
The invention of silk cloth enriched the material life and spiritual life of humans. It was a significant event in the civilization history of mankind as well as a great contribution to the world made by the Chinese people. Silk cloth trade promoted the economic and cultural exchange between the central plains areas and border areas of China as well as between China and the world. Thus the world-famous “Silk Road” came into being. This ancient road began in Chang’an and headed westwards via Gansu and Xinjiang. It led to Europe via Central Asia and Western Asia and became the bridge for cultural communication between China and the West.