By Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan

As key nodes that hooked up historic silk routes traversing China, Japan and India, buying and selling hubs, cities and towns in Java and Sumatra and different locations in Asia have been key vacation spot issues for retailers, clergymen and different itinerants plying those routes.

contemporary archaeological excavations in nations bordering the South China Sea and round the Indian Ocean unveiled extraordinary similarities in artifacts recovered either on land and from the ocean. The similarities underlined the numerous points of neighborhood exchanges and cross-cultural affects between humans and locations in those networks. a few of the findings point out a special chinese language presence within the advertisement, social and non secular actions of those early Asian buying and selling posts.

This e-book collects papers from the symposium on historic Silk exchange Routes β€” go Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia. It explores numerous threads coming up from this neighborhood alternate of products and ideas, specifically, the cross-cultural dimensions of the exchanges within the components of cloth alternate, ceramic routes, buying and selling hubs, arts and artifacts and Buddhism.

Readership: teachers, undergraduate and graduates scholars, execs attracted to old silk routes, archaeology, Buddhism, Borobudur, and ceramics exchange.

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The colors of the warp and weft, their combination and their play are aesthetically configured. It is mind-blowing that such fabrics could be produced three thousand years ago. indd 43 12/9/2014 5:13:39 PM b1840 Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia Fig. 04; 2003/10/656, 9” C, 6th–7th century; dull cream colored felt cap with projection for covering and decorated with purple colored woolen threads.

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. 12). In this pile structure, certain warp ends are made to form loops on the surface of the Fig.

The open end is edged with a piping of a plain colored silk fabric. indd 46 12/9/2014 5:13:44 PM b1840 Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia Lou-lan Textiles in the Stein Collection at the National Museum, New Delhi Fig. e; 2003/10/655; dark colored fragmentary cap with a crisp projection in the middle and mounted on a paper. Silk fabric in three colored warps: Light blue, dark blue and brown are used while the (Fig. 7) weft is of a single off white color.

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