Wang Bo et al: ZHAGUNLUKE FANGZHIPIN ZHENBAO. Textile Treasures of Zaghunluq. Beijing, 2016. 375 pp. Numerous colour plates. 30x23 cm. Wrappers.
Zaghunluq is a small village located on the southern rim of the Taklamakan desert in China's Xinjiang province. In ancient times it was part of the state of Qiemo. Five ancient cemeteries are located nearby and, in a series of three archaeological investigations, over 500 ancient textiles were found in numerous graves and date from the 8th century BC through to the 6th century AD. 85 textiles are illustrated and discussed here. Of most interest are the cross-cultural influences the designs of the textiles show - cultural links to the central plains of China, the steppe regions to the North and also with cultures to the West. Much interesting associated information accompanies. Dual texts in Chinese and English.
Subjects: Textiles Silk Road
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Was item 663 in printed List 191.
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