Silk Roads, Other Roads
Eighth Biennial Symposium
Smith College Campus, Northampton, Massachusetts
September 26-28, 2002
Smith College and Northampton, Massachusetts, hosted the Textile Society of America Eighth Biennial Symposium, Silk Roads, Other Roads. Concurrent with the symposium, Northampton has begun a year-long celebration of the region’s history of sericulture and silk manufacturing. While the main theme of the symposium follows this same thread, other topics were covered as well, including pre-Colombian textiles and sustainable development as well as the American silk industry, contemporary Japanese silk design, silks in Southeast Asia, and archaeological textiles found along the Silk Road.