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The silk journey, from India to Flamenco

The old gypsy route from India, through the lost kingdom of Persia, along the Mediterranean coast all the way to Andalusia. The history of a nomadic population and music that identifies them, mixing slowly with the traditions of the indigenous groups.
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Silk Route

Connecting the East and West from China, the Silk Route or The Silk Road, was an ancient network of trade routes, expanding further to the Mediterranean Sea. The Silk route developed as a lucrative trade of Chinese silk, dating back to the Han dynasty (207BCE-220CE), expanding further into central Asian sectors of the trade route from exploring and fact finding missions of other trades within the Asian market.

The great wall of China was expanded as the Silk route blossomed, the Chinese culture took great pride and value in keeping their products in safe hands behind the wall, this was to protect their political influence of negotiation and trading with other continents.

Silk was the number one trade item exported from China, this played a major role in the development and relations between the Indian subcontinent, Europe, Persia, Arabia and the Horn Of Africa. Other goods were traded along these routes, spiritual teachings and cultures philosophies were taught to many whilst learning about various technologies.

Chang'an-Tianshan corridor of the Silk Road is now a World Heritage Site, having traded with the Romans, Syrians, Greeks, Persians, Arabs, Turks, and Indians dating back to the 8th century the Sogdians. The European market with traders from Germany, Spain, and Italy traveling in 1872 to source and bring back the Silk from China. This changed the history of the rag trade for many centuries to come, Silk was only worn by the King's & Queens along with the Emperor of Rome, this was a commodity of wealth with a high price to sell on the open market and trade.