Silk Road 5

Graphic with text that reads "How to evaluate an object. What makes a piece of art valuable? Religious objects such as Buddhist and Hindu imagery and Islamic texts had spiritual value and helped these ideas travel. Powerful people such as emperors and royalty often set the trends with what people used and collected. Look for luxury goods. Limited natural resources such like tea, spices, horses, porcelain, pepper, grapes, cobalt, and jade. Look for objects made of these or objects that contained these items. Advanced technology such as paper, silk, glass, gunpowder, and bronze."