Nanjing yunjin brocade
Nanjing brocade, also known as Nanjing Yunjin (in Chinese 南京云锦), is a kind of brocade made in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. “Yunjin” is a general term for the traditional jacquard silk fabric. It can be traced back to the officially-run weaving factory “Jin Bureau” (in Chinese 锦署), which produced the brocade only for the royal family. It was not until the late Qing dynasty that the development of Nanjing cloud-pattern brocade entered its period of full bloom; then the products were sold to the common citizens.
Nanjing brocades are famous for their exquisite technology, elegant patterns and smooth texture. The patterns is various and as beautiful as the cloud in the sky; therefore its name “Yunjin” comes.
In 2009, Nanjing brocade was been selected into candidate programmes of the oral and intangible heritage of humans at UNESCO.
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