Silk Factory in Yuan Garden, Shanghai China

One of the oldest crafts in China is the process of making silk thread and silk products. A visit to Yuan Garden and a coerced visit to a factory, led us to the gentleman’s store. I say coerced because the man wouldn’t take no for an answer, he was very persuasive on why we needed to visit his store. He said the word cocoon and that single word piqued my curiosity. So off we went. The visit was quick and very interesting. I did a little research and found the following 2 photo’s as a great start to this post.

Image credit to http://www.designboom.com/history/silk.html

Image credit to http://www.designboom.com/history/silk.html

The amazing craftsmanship and ingenuity with which this culture works is just amazing to me.

 

2 thoughts on “Silk Factory in Yuan Garden, Shanghai China

    • Hi there, thanks for stopping by and the comment. It’s amazing and something I forgot to mention is that they can pack them up so tightly by vacuum packing which makes them easy to put in our suitcase.

      Maria

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