joss graham

The historical trade routes known as the Silk Road traversed China through Central Asia to the Mediterranean and carried nomads, traders, conquerors and commodities for centuries. The arts, crafts and ideas of the great cultures of China, Persia, India and Europe impacted on each other in a rich exchange.

The textile arts of Central Asia are vibrant in colour, texture and design. The use of silk and wool are predominant materials in both weaving and embroidery.