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Lyon, the “Capital of Silk”

Silk was among the many treasures ancient China brought to the world. In 1536, the first silk workshop was set up in Lyon, France, as Francois I, King of France at the time, granted monopoly of silk manufacturing to the city. After 1540, all fine silks coming into France from the East passed through Lyon’s warehouses, making the city the “Capital of Silk.”

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