Yunjin

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Dragon robe of the emperor in Yunjin brocade Qianlong (1736-1796) at the Grassi Museum in Leipzig

Yunjin, also called cloud brocade,[1] is a traditional Chinese silk brocade made in Jiangsu since the end of the Song Dynasty,[2] and based on weft-weaving techniques from both the Song and Tang dynasties.[1] It is shuttle-woven, and often incorporates gold and silver threads with the coloured silks.[3] During the Ming Dynasty the yunjin weavers developed a technique of swivel weaving that enabled them to weave colourful designs onto a base fabric in other weaves, such as satin.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lam, Peter Y. K. (2009). 朝天錦繡: 昇雯閣藏明清宮廷服飾. 香港中文大學文物舘,. ISBN 9789627101895. 
  2. ^ "Jiangsu Silks". China's Foreign Trade (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade). China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (164-175): 252. 1991. 
  3. ^ http://www.njyunjin.com/#
  4. ^ Dieter Kuhn (1997). "Textiles in China". In Helaine Selin. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Springer. p. 959. ISBN 9780792340669.