Medium:Ink on Paper
Height: 13.5 in
Width: 35 in
Black and white inked Asian landscape with camels walking up a mountain with snow.
This piece depicts the Silk Road, an extensive, interconnected network of trade routes that spanned the Asian continent. These routes were not only conduits for silk but also for cultural and technological transmissions that linked traders, merchants, pilgrims, missionaries, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers among China, India, Persia and the Mediterranean countries for almost 3,000 years. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the many great civilizations, and in several respects helped lay the foundations for the modern world.