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In this category we put woven patterned and embroidered fabrics that were used for clothing, decorating tents, decorating animals such as horses and camels, as well as textiles used in wedding and funerary rites and for religious purposes. 
In the Near and Middle East, as well as in central Asia, textiles have always been an important part of the dowries, and in nomadic society’s textile was the ideal material for light and easily movable household and dwelling articles. Camels, sheep and goats provided the necessary raw materials. And then of course there was silk, it’s secret being smuggled out of China in the 5th century by a Chinese princess who hid eggs of the silk worm in her hair; silk that became one of the most imported trade articles along the famous ‘Silk’ Road…