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Suzhou-Silk City is a book compiled by the Information Office of Suzhou Municipal People's Government and published by Foreign Languages Press Co. Ltd. Suzhou, though associated with classical gardens, is even more the city of silk. The peaks and troughs experienced in Suzhou’s silk making and embroidery worlds are an important aspect of the enduring brilliance of China’s silk art.

China Eastern Silk Market

Feb 20, 2019

The China Eastern Silk Market is located in Suzhou's Shengze Town. It was established in 1986 on the basis of its predecessor, the Zhuangmian marketplace, established in ...

China Silk Archives under Construction

Feb 20, 2019

The construction in Suzhou of the China Silk Archives was approved by the State Archives Administration in July 2013, as China's first and only specialized silk archives.

The Opening of the Renovated Suzhou Silk Museum

Feb 20, 2019

In April 2016 the Suzhou Silk Museum reopened its doors to the public, its 30-month-long overhaul and upgrading project successfully completed.

Start in Suzhou to Know Today's Silk Culture

Feb 20, 2019

Growing up in a city "producing 10,000 feet of silk a day to keep everyone under heaven clothed and warm," their most observed things since childhood are mulberry ...

The Kesi King—Wang Jinshan

Feb 20, 2019

One day in March 1987, a Japanese businessman came to Suzhou Kesi Silk Factory, insistent on meeting the Kesi King.

Lu Meiying

Feb 20, 2019

Lu Meiying 陆美英, a farmer's daughter growing up in Suzhou's Guangfu Town, has been trying for years to reproduce a kesi weave of Prosperous Gusu (Suzhou) by Qing court ...

Suzhou's Kesi Silk Tapestry

Feb 20, 2019

Kesi is a traditional arts and craft of Suzhou.

Yao Jianping—Inheritor of Suzhou Embroidery

Feb 20, 2019

"Childhood memories are always the clearest. I remember when I was eight or nine years old, my mom taught me to thread her needle so as to save her a bit of time. Later ...

Ren Huixian

Feb 20, 2019

Ren Huixian (1915-2003) was a famous embroidery artist of contemporary times.

Random Stitch Embroidery (luanzhenxiu 乱针绣)

Feb 20, 2019

Random stitch embroidery uses vertical-diagonal and horizontal-diagonal lines of differing lengths to create pictures layer by layer.

Suzhou Embroidery Garden

Feb 20, 2019

The Embroidery Garden, originally named Ouyuan Garden, is located in the eastern section of Mayike Lane in Suzhou's old town area.

Legendary Suzhou Embroiderer Shen Shou

Feb 20, 2019

In the early years of the 20th century, a pretty woman in east China won national fame for her exquisite embroidery and was then renowned in the world. She was Shen ...

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