The value of one woman was 40 bolts of silk. (300-500 BC) Silk Road Map A side note on current exchanges on the silk road Silk road Tash Rabat Carvanserai in Kyrgyzstan Relgions on the silk road: Buddist, Muslim, Catholics. Chronology on the silk road 500 BC – 1900 AD Zhang Qian was… Continue reading Silk Road: Textiles as Currency, and a trade of faith and representation.
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To Colonize: to create a colony in or on (a place) : to take control of (an area) and send people to live there : to move into and live in (a place) as a new type of plant or animal East India Company One of the strangest parts of the history of… Continue reading East India Trading: Capitalism and Colonization
Setting the tone for trade: 1511 Portuguese settled in the Straits of Malacca close to the outer end of the Hsi Yang route as early as 15I I, and established trading posts at Macao (I557) and Nagasaki (I580). Thus they could control the main thoroughfare between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. 1572 Spanish are… Continue reading Dutch East India / Dutch Wax print
Tapestries: Faustino Fores School of Weaving What is a tapestry? a strong cloth with colored threads woven into it to create a picture or design, usually hung on the wall or used to cover furniture. How to: PERU The Longest continuous textile record in world history. Basket weaving date back 10,000 BC. Loom weaving Chavin… Continue reading Tapestries and Rugs
Pre Colonial Map Examples of Traditional Africa clothing and textiles: Ndebele of Southern part of Gauteng Provience in South Africa Dress description Zulu Northern and Central Nguni (Zulu-speaking) Clothing Descriptions Xhosa Tribal South and Western Cape. Red Blanket People Winnie Mandela in traditional dress. During apartheid it was a crime to wear traditional dress. Venda … Continue reading Africa: textiles and apparel
Clothing was an expression of: social class, gender and role in society, age and religion. The more wealth or prestiege one had the more eleborate their clothing would be. Materials: Nobles: cotton Lower classes: Ayate fiber made from Maguey Cactus Ornaments: gold fur feathers jewlery bone wood shells Masks: worn for rituals Hair: women: neaxlahualli. Braids.… Continue reading Aztec