Diversification Of Textile Raw Materials
The development of ancient and modern textile processes is based on the design of textile materials. Therefore, raw materials play an important role in textile technology.
The fibers used in the ancient world for textile are natural fibers, usually three short fibers, such as wool, hemp, and cotton, such as the wool and flax used in the Mediterranean region, and the cotton in the India peninsula.
In ancient China, besides using these three kinds of fibers, silk was also used in large quantities.
Silk is the best, longest and finest textile fiber in all natural fibers. It can weave all kinds of jacquard fabrics with complex patterns.
The wide use of silk fiber greatly promotes the progress of Chinese ancient textile technology and textile machine, thus making the silk weaving technology become the most characteristic and representative textile technology in ancient China.