Inventiveness - The open-minded
Empress Leizu (Xi Lingshi), wife of the Yellow Emperor, Huáng Dì, who ruled in the 27th century BC, is ascribed the discovery of sericulture, the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk.
According to tradition, Leizu discovered sericulture, and invented the silk loom, in the 27th century BC.
She is attributed with inventing the silk reel, which joins fine filaments into a thread strong enough for weaving. She is also credited with inventing the first silk loom.
Historians do know that China was the first civilization to use silk. Leizu shared her discoveries with others, and the knowledge became widespread in China.
She is a popular object of worship in modern China, with the title of 'Silkworm Mother'. Leizu had a son named Changyi with the Yellow Emperor, and he was the father of Emperor Zhuanxu.
Music: Christina Goh and Catherine Capozzi
Lyrics: Christina Goh