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Luxury resource.


20xSilk5.png Silk is found on a variety of terrains, but usually in forests. These need to be cut down, so that a Plantation can be constructed to access the resource.

Civilopedia entry[]

Silk is a fiber which is made from the cocoons of silkworms. Silk fabric was first developed in ancient China, according to legend by the empress Lei Zu. Originally reserved for the Chinese nobility, over time it spread throughout China, and via the famous Silk Road of antiquity, into Europe and across the planet. (The earliest record of silk in Europe dates to Egypt in approximately 1000 BC.)

Civilization V Resources [edit]
Bonus BananasBison BNW-only.pngCattleDeerFishSheepStoneWheat
Strategic AluminumCoalHorsesIronOilUranium
Luxury Citrus GodsKings5 clear.pngCloves BNW-only.pngCocoa BNW-only.pngCopper GodsKings5 clear.pngCottonCrab GodsKings5 clear.pngDyesFursGemsGoldIncenseIvoryJewelry GodsKings5 clear.pngMarbleNutmeg BNW-only.pngPearlsPepper BNW-only.pngPorcelain GodsKings5 clear.pngSalt GodsKings5 clear.pngSilkSilverSpicesSugarTruffles GodsKings5 clear.pngWhalesWine

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.