Reprinted from The East Midland Geographe,No17,June 1962.
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Silk is a naturally produced fibre obtained from many species of the silk moth. In the favoured silk was produced by a moth (Bombyx mori), that used it to spin a closed cocoon to protect her fed on the mulberry leaf which was grown in Italy. Silk fibres from the Bombyx mori silkworm have a triangular cross section with rounded corners, 5–10 μm wide. The Divination by Astrological and Meteorological Phenomena (Chinese: 天文氣象雜占; pinyin: Tian Wen Qi Xiang Za Zhan), also known as Book of Silk is an ancient astronomy silk manuscript compiled by Chinese astronomers of the Western Han Dynasty ( BC – 9 AD) and found in the Mawangdui of Changsha, Hunan, China in It lists 29 comets (referred to as 彗星, literally broom stars. Alessandro Baricco. Rating details 33, ratings 2, reviews. When an epidemic threatens to destroy the silk trade in France, the young merchant Herve Joncour leaves his doting wife and his comfortable home in the small town of Lavilledieu and travels across Siberia to the other end of the world, to Japan, to obtain eggs for /5. The Silk Factory is not just the title of this story, it is also it's heart. Rosie Milford and her two small children have moved into a house that was once part of a silk factory. The house was left to Rosie when her mother died recently, and she hopes that she and her children can make a new start there/5.
The Book of Silk follows the story of this remarkable material through 5, years, reproducing hundreds of fabrics, furnishings, and garments from all parts of the world. From ancient China, where the secret of reeling silkworm cocoons was first discovered, the narrative leads by the legendary Silk Routes to Byzantium and the Islamic world, to Cited by: 8. The Silk Industry in Spitalfields The silk industry was one of the later developers among England’s great. textile trades. It originated in the weaving of ribbons and other trimmings, and half silks (fabrics made from a combination of silks and other fibres), which had been made in File Size: KB. Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine goes back to her roots for Books That Made Britain - Rebel Writers of The East Midlands. The programme features three books which caused a sensation when they were first published - Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend and Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence. The English Midlands, as defined for the purposes of this book, extend from the Welsh border in the west, northwards to the boundary of Derbyshire and Yorkshire, across to the eastern margin of Northamptonshire and southwards, roughly to the line of the M4 motorway.
Full text of "The silk industry of the United Kingdom. Its origin and development" See other formats. Top 10 books of the Midlands. Methodists from the Punjabi Sikhs who kept Black Country industry motoring in the s and s. of Suburbia was Author: Sathnam Sanghera. raw silk in , came from these countries, as against from Italy and from India and the east.7 Turkish silk was used for damasks, silk stockings, and galloons. Organzine or double twisted silk had to be Italian. At Aleppo, 19s. or 20s. a pound was paid . Silk industry -- France -- Loire (Department) (1 title) Silk industry -- Strikes and lockouts: see Strikes and lockouts -- Silk industry; Silk industry -- United States (1 title, plus subtopics) Silk -- Juvenile literature (1 title) Silk manufacture and trade: see Silk industry; Silkworm .