this is my silk road. i love my silk road. live for the silk road. dishware is nice. the greeceians loved silk. silk is rich. it is a fine luxury few can afford - like me.
The Silk Road is a network of smaller trade routes that stretched for more than four thousand miles across Asia.
Traders who took way of the Taklimakan Desert faced many dangers. Bandits often attacked travelers on the northern route. Sudden sandstorms buried travelers in sand.
Since silk was a fine and popular item, Rome traded glassware for it.
The Chinese valued glassware from Rome. Such as; trays, vases necklaces, and small bottles. Traders from Arabia, Egypt, and Persia brought perfumes, cosmetics, and carpets. Romans also brought massive amounts of gold to trade for silk. So much was sent out the Roman emperor Tiberius forbid men from wearing silk.
Besides silk, the Chinese traded fine dishware, ornaments, jewelry, cast-iron products, and decorative boxes.
The trade between East and West along the Silk Road created cultural diffusion, in which ideas and knowledge - as well as goods - spread from one culture to another. Rome did not understand how to make silk, and china didn't know how to make glassware. By 500 C.E, China learned how to make glass and the West knew how to make silk.
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