Nanjing Yunjin tapestry dates back almost
1,600 years. The traditional Jacquard silk patterns are as various and as
beautiful as the clouds in the sky, hence the name "Yunjin", which
means "cloud-pattern brocade" in Chinese.
Yunjin is the only silk textile still
handmade and its production cannot be replaced with modern machines, according
to Wang Baolin, curator of Nanjing Yunjin Museum and chairman of the Nanjing
Yunjin Research Institute.
The Chinese tradition of weaving Nanjing Yunjin
Heads of states use Nanjing-made tableware at Belt and Road Forum
Country leaders and representatives of
international organizations used tableware made in Nanjing at the luncheon of
the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 15.
Yunjin-brocade (cloud brocade) place mats
made by Rongguifang Yunjin and porcelain made by Gaochun Ceramics were on the
Both the yunjin-brocade place mats and
porcelain have the traditional Chinese blue and white colors with the grass and
flower patterns of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). The set...