Jili Silk used for imperial robes in Qing Dynasty returns to the public
Written by Chen ZIqi; narrated by Ken Smith
[Photo: from VCG]
Jili Silk is a world-famous fabric, with more than a thousand 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, one 71-year old inheritor is devoting himself to promoting the craftsmanship to the future generation.