ABSTRACT. The mainstay of the paper is formed by an analysis of intriguing questions of Silk Road history, the export of silk cocoons to Europe, the rising importance of silk, and medieval literary depictions of women working silk. The aim of the present study is to examine and evaluate the history of cultural movement along the Silk Road, the establishment of silk-reeling factories, the commercialization of the silk industry, and the industrial manufacture of silk thread in Mount Lebanon. pp. 102–107

Keywords: silk, gender, religion, skill, practice, history

How to cite: Vasile, Marian (2013), “The Gender of Silk,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 3(1): 102–107.

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