Textiles (Fǎngzhīpǐn 纺织品)

Margaret T. ORDOÑEZ

A Manchu-Style Dragon Robe (metal-wrapped core yarns couched on yellow silk satin used to produce the dragons and universe motif). SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND HISTORIC TEXTILE AND COSTUME COLLECTION.

Ancient Chinese trade routes through central Asia are collectively called the “Silk Roads,” indicating the importance that textile has long had for China’s economy. Textile designs, created by weaving, embroidery, or fabric printing, often reflect symbology important in Chinese religious….

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