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The Silk Industry


The Silk Industry


Sarah Bush. A5, 32pp. A silk industry was first recorded in China about 2600BC, its secrets spreading along the silk road to reach Constantinople by AD550. In the fourteenth century it was established in England. The early centres of the English silk industry, Spitalfields, Norwich and Canterbury. The book describes the production of silk, progress of the silk industry and its decline. Well illustrated with pictures of factory buildings, workers at looms, cleaning, spinning, weaving, etc. Includes list of places to visit.

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