Journal articleSince independence in 1991, the Central Asian republics have used traditional textiles to construct their national identities and to strengthen their association with the famous Silk Roads. This national branding is exemplified by the designs used on modern banknotes, reflecting each nation’s priorities and preferred associations.
Wang, Helen ; Sluka, Victoria
Book chapterAt various times in history and across the world, textiles have been used in payments and exchange, for example, in Tang Dynasty China when coins and textiles were the main forms of money, and in social and cultural conventions, such as dowries. Banknotes originate in the ‘flying money’ (feiqian) of...