Silk Road

Silk Road

Silk Road Contest
Part II

Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China.  The early discovery of silk is attributed to Chinese Empress Leizu, wife of the Yellow Emperor, while she was having a midday tea and a cocoon fell in her tea cup. The silk spread and the Empress realized that the cocoon was the source of the silk. Leizu found that she could wind this soft and lovely thread around her finger. She persuaded her husband to give her a grove of mulberry trees, where she could domesticate the worms that made these cocoons. She is attributed with inventing the silk reel, which joins fine filaments into a thread strong enough for weaving. Leizu shared her discoveries with others and the knowledge became widespread in China. She is also credited with inventing the first silk loom. It is not known how much, if any, of this story is true, but historians do know that China was the first civilization to use silk.




The contest will be going on untill the 20 of Aug

A gift will await each contestant taking part in this eventful journey!
Twelve winners will be chosen for this contest and the winners will receive Starcoins.