Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Zhuhai : Silk Shop 珠海-丝绸店

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

Silkworm cocoons

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.


6 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. You are welcome !. I left out something on silk care the other day. Never dry silk products under the hot sun.

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  2. Hi, I just came back from Zhuhai too. Bought 2 sets of silk blankets at quite a reasonable price from the same place. Just wondering if it could be fake? Because the material feels different from what it felt like there.

    Found this http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g297418-i10040-k6016851-Silk_in_Zhuhai-Zhuhai_Guangdong.html and feel that we might be conned!

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  3. The silk sold there are of various generations as explained to us. In fact, when we were there one of our travel mates , a lady commented that the prices of silk there are much cheaper than in Shanghai and she herself bought two sets of blankets of the fourth generation. This lady is a seasoned traveller and it was not the first time she bought silk blankets. One more thing, silk blankets are supposed to alleviate arthritic pains. I bought a set myself and I am very happy with it. Look at the second picture from the bottom. Mine is the same as the one on the upper rack on the extreme right.

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  4. Can I have the address of the silk shop. Thank you.

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    1. Address: 205 Xiawan Rd, Xiangzhou, Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

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