Traditional silk from Turkey

Traditional silk from Turkey

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Featured products

For a long time, the export of silkworms from China was punishable by death . However, two Greek monks managed to steal few caterpillars and smuggle them out of China. One could say it was the beginning of silk weaving prosperity in the Asia Minor.

Over time, the whole “silk cities” formed, such as Bursa, Smyrna and many others. For centuries, Turkish silk has been considered to be one of the highest quality, the brightest and the thinnest. Turkish masters have brought their unique patterns and national elements to the production of silk shawls , scarves and wraps.

Check our Turkish silk scarfs collection here!