Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum, Shanghai

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#18 of 90 in Museums in Shanghai
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. By using our Shanghai trip itinerary builder app , you can arrange your visit to Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum and other attractions in Shanghai.
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  • First f all IS NOT A MUSEUM, IT IS AN ONGOING FACTORY that has the usual habit of ripping off and cheating the Tourists and, the tour guide knows that coz they also gets commissions every time the tou...  more »
  • Quite an experience to see how the silk was produced and made into products. Quite labour intensive process of stretching the silk, but even harder to to avoid the hard sell by the sales people. Worth...  more »
  • This was a stop on our city tour. When you walk in, it certainly does feel like a museum. You see the worms, the loom, and the process of making silk. It is very informative and I enjoyed the educatio...  more »
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  • Showcases the history and processes of this luxurious textile, which has been coveted and traded from China for thousands of years. Single cocoons are used for beautiful fabrics, while multiple cocoons cannot be easily unravelled and are therefore pulled out into gauzy nets of silk and layered to create the lightest, most luxurious quilts in the world.

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