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Silk means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Silk refers to a textile that was actively produced and exported in ancient India.—By the time trade with the Roman Empire reached its peak, India was a major exporter of textiles (eg., Silk), specially cotton and silk. The Vedas refer to various types of garments as well as fabrics such as wool (avi, śāmulya) or silk (tarpya), also to weaving and looms. India exported cotton to China, silk to Indonesia and all the way to the Far East.
Fabrics — especially cotton and silk — often provided supports for much painted, printed or embroidered artwork (see an example left, from Gujarat), whether the resulting piece was to be worn as a sari or brocade or hung as tapestry.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Starts with: Shilkas.
Full-text (+325): Kausheya, Cinamshuka, Dukula, Shalmali, Mocarasa, Tantukita, Naramina, Kankari, Daukula, Makhatula, Koseyya, Korata, Reshima, Pambari, Asari, Tulini, Vijula, Sujani, Apurani, Cikatem.
Search found 96 books and stories containing Silk; (plurals include: Silks). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 11.168 < [Section XVIII - Expiation for Theft (steya)]
Verse 5.119 < [Section XIII - Purification of Substances]
Verse 8.399 < [Section XLVIII - Laws relating to Civic Misdemeanours]
Buddhist records of the Western world (Xuanzang) (by Samuel Beal)
Chapter 20 - Country of Po-la-sse (Persia) < [Book XI - Twenty-three Countries]
Chapter 5 - Country of She-to-t’u-lu (Shatadru) < [Book IV - Fifteen Countries]
Chapter 8 - Country of Sa-t’a-ni-shi-fa-lo (Sthanesvara) < [Book IV - Fifteen Countries]
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
On permission for woollen garments, etc. < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
Rejection of high and broad seats < [5. Leather (Camma)]
On asking for a boon < [8. Robes (Cīvara)]
Vinaya Pitaka (1): Bhikkhu-vibhanga (the analysis of Monks’ rules) (by I. B. Horner)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 4.6 - (k) Symbology of Kovanam < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Symbology of wearing skins in Shaivism < [Volume 2 - Nampi Arurar and Mythology]
Chapter 81 - Thirunagaikaronam or Tirunakaikkaronam (Hymn 46) < [Volume 3.6 - Pilgrim’s progress: away from Otriyur and Cankili]
Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturlson)