By Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan
As key nodes that hooked up old silk routes traversing China, Japan and India, buying and selling hubs, cities and towns in Java and Sumatra and different areas in Asia have been key vacation spot issues for retailers, clergymen and different itinerants plying those routes.
contemporary archaeological excavations in international locations bordering the South China Sea and round the Indian Ocean unveiled outstanding similarities in artifacts recovered either on land and from the ocean. The similarities underlined the various aspects of nearby exchanges and cross-cultural affects between humans and locations in those networks. the various findings point out a special chinese language presence within the advertisement, social and spiritual actions of those early Asian buying and selling posts.
This booklet collects papers from the symposium on historic Silk alternate Routes — move Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia. It explores numerous threads bobbing up from this neighborhood alternate of products and concepts, particularly, the cross-cultural dimensions of the exchanges within the components of fabric alternate, ceramic routes, buying and selling hubs, arts and artifacts and Buddhism.
Readership: teachers, undergraduate and graduates scholars, execs attracted to historic silk routes, archaeology, Buddhism, Borobudur, and ceramics exchange.
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The Kasaya or monk’s robe was made of 108 pieces. 266). 267). Innumerable household articles are worked in cotton appliqué, such as bedspreads and fancy towels. Old embroideries such as sleeve panels stripped from old garments are made into various new articles like the one discussed here. This mauve colored cap in Fig. 6 has a temple like projection on the top. Two felt fabrics and two plain weave fabrics of similar color are cut together in the shape of the cap and then stitched together on the edges.
The fabrics are so very fine that it is hard to believe they could be produced on traditional handlooms. Some of the outstanding specimens of textiles and made ups have been discussed here. This cream colored felt cap (Fig. 3) has projections to cover the ears. Two pieces of felt cut of the same shape are stitched together and the stitch forms the centre of the cap. Brown colored woolen thread forms six stitch tacks on the circumference of the cap with the needle going down at the same place with equal interval to create a vertical embossed line.
In 1994 ancient mummies from Lou-lan were exhumed, among which the Cherchen man was an interesting find buried with his two wives and a child. The condition of these mummies and their belongings were in a very fresh state. This disclosed the fact that the people of Cherchen had dug their graves into geological salt beds, as crops would not grow on them. They may have selected such a place for burial to save the productive land. Like dry heat the salt would absorb the moisture out of the bodies and discourage microorganisms, an ideal cemetery for mummification.
Ancient Silk Trade Routes: Selected Works from Symposium on Cross Cultural Exchanges and Their Legacies in Asia by Dashu Qin, Jian Yuan