CONNECTING WOMEN TO
THE SILK ROADS

Primary Sources Connect Women to the Silk Road

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Statue of women and othermusicians on camel

Statue of traveling musicians. Tang Dynasty

Music was very much a part of every day life on the Silk Road. As different musical traditions traveled along it, they met and intertwined, bridging cultural differences. Musicians who came from non-Han cultures were particularly favored in the Tang Dynasty. Women and men traveled together.

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CONNECTING WOMEN TO THE SILK ROADS
Introduction
Influential Women Women and Silk Production Exploring Primary Sources
  Tang dynasty’s Wu Zetian   Making Silk   Primary Source Lessons
  Princess Wencheng   Wearing Silk  
  Sorghaghtani Beki   Reviving Silk Traditions  
  Empress Irene    


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