A Hundred Whys About Silk
Publisher: Han Culture Centre Malaysia & Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP)
Author: Xu Deming
Year of issue: 2018
Binder type: Softcover
China is know as the hometown of silk; the production of silk has a history of more than a thousand years. Mulberry trees cultivation, silkworms rearing, silk reeling and weaving are among the greatest inventions by the Chinese, which changed the course of human history. Silk is the "treasure" of China; its colorful patterns, exquisite workmanship and excellent quality make it a messenger to spread across the eastern civilisation. Using the Question-and-Answer format, the book explains in detail the essence and history of Chinese silk culture to the readers. A total of 100 questions including the history of the silk development, plantation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworm, silk weaving techniques and the preservation of the silk relics are included in the comprehensive and detailed content, it can be said as the little encyclopedia of Chinese silk culture. This book is written by experts from Chinese Silk Museum organisations.