Which Place Has Unearthed the Earliest Silk Fabric in the Yangtze River Basin?
A wide range of silk relics has unearthed from the Qianshanyang Site, near Huzhou City from Zhejiang province, including fragments of plain weave silk (juan), silk ribbons, silk threads, etc., which can be dated from approximately 2,000 BCE, the end of Neolithic period, representing some of the earliest known products of Bombyx mori sericulture in the Yangtze River Basin.



Fragment of a Silk Tabby, around 2,750 BC. From Qianshanyang, Huzhou, Zhejiang