Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum, Shanghai

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Feel the appeal of silk at Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum. Pass the antique gate to watch the whole process of silk production. Observe silkworms eating leaves and closing into cocoons: one of these tiny pods can provide over 1,000 m (3,280 ft) of silk thread. Get involved in thread-pulling to experience the technique of silk processing. Talk with factory workers to understand the intriguing process behind clothes, bed linens, and other objects made here. Prepare for a bit of pressure to buy from the onsite store, and check the materials before you do to ensure they're pure silk. Arrange to visit Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum and other attractions in Shanghai using our Shanghai holiday planner.
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  • June 6, 2017
    In Shanghai I came to visit this museum shop attached. The visit starts with the history of silk, which has its home in China, the breeding of silkworms and then you can see the silk from the cocoon. I found out some interesting things like the production of cocoons with more animals for specific uses. In the shop there is a nice selection of fabrics and garments (good prices but not negotiable since it's a state store) and did some shopping: a scarf and a jacket.
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  • June 4, 2017
    The tour of the facility is a fascinating experience and well conducted by English speaking staff ....the process is well explained .The showroom is large and staff are very helpful but not too pushy ...  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    Our cruise shore excursion brought us here. They explain the process of how they use tiny worms to manufacture threads which they weave into clothing and bedding, carpets. For years silk production me...  more »

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