Zhuhai : Silk Shop 珠海-丝绸店( 16th February 2013 )
The silk shop was rather interesting. We were shown how silk was made and the different products made from it. We were told the benefits of using a silk blanket. We were taught how to maintain silk goods. Using hot water and washing liquid or washing powder to clean silk products is a no no as they damage silk. The best way to clean silk goods is to use shampoo and cold water to wash them. To wash silk products in a washing machine you must first put them in a net.
The entrance to the silk shop in Zhuhai
Silk on display
The life cycle of the silkworm
A set with modern design
For the empress
A traditional costume
For the emperor of old. It is for display only. I don't think anyone would want to wear that.
I thought all silk products and designs were old and antiquated until I came across the four designs on the left.
This will appeal to the younger set of people.