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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.


A Suzhou Embroiderer in A Dream of Red Mansions

Feb 20, 2019

A Dream of Red Mansions, a classic Chinese novel, has a number of detailed descriptions of Suzhou's local customs and culture.


Zhenhu—Township of Chinese Embroidery Art

Feb 20, 2019

The major production base of Suzhou embroidery—one of the four renowned embroideries of China—Zhenhu provides over 60 percent of the country's Suzhou embroidery works.


Double-faced Embroidery

Feb 20, 2019

Double-faced embroidery has the same design embroidered on both sides of a piece of base material.


Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute

Feb 20, 2019

Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute was founded in 1957 on the basis of its predecessor—the Embroidery Production Group of the Folk Arts Research Office of the Suzhou ...


Suzhou Embroidery

Feb 20, 2019

Embroidery is made by using a threaded needle and various stitches to produce a decorative pattern on a piece of base material, according to predetermined designs and ...


Suzhou Embroidery and Kesi Tapestry in Continuous Progress

Feb 20, 2019

Suzhou embroidery, like kesi tapestry and Song brocade, is also a calling card of this silk city.


Suzhou Luo Gauze

Feb 20, 2019

In the past, Suzhou residents particular about lifestyle quality would wear garments of luo gauze in the height of summer. This fabric, light in weight, thin in texture ...


Zhangzhou Satin Created in Suzhou

Feb 20, 2019

Zhangzhou satin was an innovative development based on Zhangzhou velvet, a fabric originally created in Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, during the Yuan Dynasty.


The Distinction Between Shu, Song and Cloud Brocades

Feb 20, 2019

Shu brocade boasts a long history, its style varying in different historical periods. The predominant motifs, appearing on half-plain or full ground, are a rich variety ...


Song Brocade Revival, a Pathfinder in Industrial Restructuring

Feb 20, 2019

The producer of the "New Chinese Dress" for the APEC meeting was Suzhou's Dingsheng Silk Co. Ltd of Shengze, and we recently visited the town to hear stories of ancient ...


Qian Xiaoping—Inheritor of Song Brocade Technique, China's National Intangible Cultural Heritage

Feb 20, 2019

On a clear and crisp-feeling autumn day, we came to Suzhou's Qian Xiaoping Ancient Silk Reproduction Research Institute.


The Drawloom with Figure Tower

Feb 19, 2019

The drawloom with figure tower represents the acme of ancient Chinese weaving technology.


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