Shipping Weight: 50g
Dimensions: 48 x 22 cm
Description: Nanjing brocade, also known as Nanjing Yunjin, is a kind of brocade made in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. “Yunjin” is a general term for the traditional jacquard silk fabric. It can be traced back to the officially-run weaving factory “Jin Bureau”, which produced the brocade only for the royal family. It was not until the late Qing dynasty that the development of Nanjing cloud-pattern brocade entered its period of full bloom; then the products were sold to the common citizens.
Nanjing brocades are famous for their exquisite technology, elegant patterns and smooth texture. Among all kinds of silk fabrics, only Nanjing Yunjin Brocade still maintains traditional features and unique skills. It is still made by traditional Chinese large flower floor machines.
Nanjing yunjin brocade is regarded as one of the best forms of silk. It is famous for its cloud-like colours and intricate patterns. Nanjing yunjin brocades are famous for their exquisite technology, elegant patterns and smooth texture. The patterns is various and as beautiful as the cloud in the sky; therefore its name "Yunjin" comes.
In 2009, Nanjing brocade was selected into candidate programm of the oral and intangible heritage of humans at UNESCO.
Price is for one piece only. Coasters are not included.