Nanjing: Nanjing Publishing House, 2003.
95 pp. 124 color illustrations. 7.5 x 7 Hardback in New condition. Item #BOOKS010708I
Historic and contemporary textiles from this Chinese city. Text in English and Chinese. "Yun Brocade (also known as Nanjing brocade) is a traditional Chinese broche silk fabric. It was created in the Yun Dynasty around (1300AD) and flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The word Yun means clouds. The name is derived from the fact that the fabric is often compared to the beautiful clouds for its varied designs resembling the shapes of clouds. The brocade is made from the finest silk yarn and woven with extreme care. In ancient times, the brocade was almost solely used for the royal costumes and official dresses." -Publisher.