The price is for a cut of 3,5 m with a width of 1 m 60 cm
Centuries anyone outside of China could not master the technology of production of silk, as for the disclosure of secrets was punishable by death. Huge efforts were spent to find out this secret.
It is well known legend about how the production of silk originated in Khotan. The local ruler could not get the raw material and the method of manufacturing the desired material. Then, on the advice of his Minister Yuichi Mu, he decided to cheat and Woo the Chinese Princess. When the proposal was accepted, the Ambassador of the Khotan ruler whispered to the Princess that there was a lot of excellent jade in her husband's homeland, but there was no refined silk and if she wanted to wear the same beautiful clothes as before the wedding, she should bring with her eggs of silk worms and seeds of mulberry tree. All that was required, the girl brought to Hotan, hiding cocoons in an intricate hairstyle, and eggs-among the bags of herbs and drugs. The enterprising Princess thought much bigger than her fiancé and took with her under the guise of domestic servants specialists in breeding silkworms, breeding mulberry trees and weaving.
According to another legend, in 550 the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I persuaded two Persian monks to bring him precious silkworm eggs from China. The monks hid them in a hollow bamboo stick.
The true story remains unknown. One way or another, for centuries, a carefully guarded secret was gradually revealed.