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Secrets of Silk Science

It is said that that the Chinese closely and successfully guarded the secrets of silk production until a Chinese princess was sent to marry the king of the Taklamakan Desert oasis, Khotan. As the story goes, this princess carried to her new kingdom silkworm cocoons¬†hidden in her gowns and destroyed the Chinese monopoly on silk […]

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  • Penn Museum

Beneath the Surface at the Penn Museum