SILK STEVEN VAUGHAN YESSENIA ORTIZ
WHAT? • Silk is a type of cloth made from silk worms to make fine clothing.
WHEN • About the 2700-2650 B.C. • The silk making process was discoveredat the very beginning of China . Empress Lei-Tzu or Siling-Chi.
IMPORTANCE • We are learning about silk because it was the MOSTimportant trade item to the people of China.
Why did the Chinese keep the silk and porcelain making processes secret? • A. Only the Chinese knew how to make silk and porcelain, giving them control of the trade. • B. They didn’t want many people owing or knowing about silk and porcelain. • C. The emperors wanted only importantleaders to have these products. • D. The Chinese processes were better than those of other makers of silk and porcelain.
Which of the following was especially valuable to the Chinese for trade? A. Spices B. Tea C. Porcelain D. Silk