Kaifeng China

Kaifeng (formerly Pien-liang) is the capital of Honan province, centralChinaJewsarrived in Kaifeng probably before 1127 fromIndiaorPersia. They were an ethnic unit of approximately 1,000 in all. It is believed that their daily language was New Persian and presumably they were experts in the production of cotton fabrics, in dyeing them, or printing patterns on them. This industry was well developed in India, but China with its rapidly increasing population was just introducing cottonto meet the acute silk shortage. read more