CHINA Jili Silk used for imperial robes in Qing Dynasty returns to the public

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Jili Silk used for imperial robes in Qing Dynasty returns to the public

By Chen Ziqi | China Plus

20:23, July 10, 2018

Written by Chen Ziqi; narrated by Ken Smith

[Photo: from VCG]

Photo: from VCG

Jili Silk is a world-famous fabric, with more than 1,000 years of history. It was once used for making imperial robes for the emperor of the Qing Dynasty and was presented as a birthday gift to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Britain. 

But this fine and precious silk is facing a threat from the trend of industrialization. To stop it from vanishing, the 71-year old inheritor is devoting himself to promoting the craftsmanship to the future generation. 

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