Silk Manufacture

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Bursa and Cumalikizik Bursa became a centre of silk manufacture because of its location at the western end of the Silk road. The Koza Khan ( = Cocoon Khan) was where cocoons were traded, See
Causses and CĂ©vennes mulberry cultivation
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens In the Ottoman Period the Hevsel Gardens were covered entirely in Mulberry trees" (Diyarbakir Province is still a producer of silk)
La Lonja de la Seda Silk trade
Lyon Lyonais silk workshops, the canuts in Croix-Rousse
Mystras The silk industry (silk worm culture) was the manufacturing and trading city's only resource. (AB ev)
Royal Palace at Caserta San Leucio Silk Factory of 1778
Sheki Silkworm breeding was a major industry
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama The inhabitants "subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms" (AB ev)
Tomioka Silk Mill "Tomioka and its related sites form an outstanding example of an integrated ensemble for the mass production of raw silk." (OUV)
Yazd majority of the inhabitants were engaged in silk and cotton production


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