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SYLWAN, VIVI: - Investigation of Silk from Edsen-gol and Lop-nor. Stockholm 1949.

4to. Pp. x, 180. With 27 plates, of which three in colour, and many textual illustrations. Sewn as issued, entirely uncut, in printed wrappers. The report treats textiles which were collected during Folke Bergman's excavations at Edsen-gol in Inner Mongolia in 1930-1 and by Sven Hedin and Bergman's excavations in the Lop Desert in Eastern Turkestan in 1934. ("Reports from the scientific expedition to the north-western provinces of China under the leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin, 32"). Sericulture, the practice of breeding silkworms for the production of raw silk, has been underway for at least 5,000 years in China,[1] from where it spread to Korea and Japan, and later to India and the West. The silkworm was domesticated from the wild silkmoth Bombyx mandarina which has a range from northern India to northern China, Korea, Japan and the far eastern regions of Russia.
EUR 200.00 [Appr.: US$ 235.49 | £UK 178.25 | JPą 26770] Book number 100664

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