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Chinese silk shines at exhibition in Paris

Exhibition Reconstruction: Techniques and Design of Chinese Silk opened at the Paris China Cultural Center on Tuesday and will run through June 28.

Brocade painting The Drunken Beauty displayed at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

Sponsored by the China Culture Center in Paris and the Zhejiang Provincial Culture Department, and organized by the China National Silk Museum, the exhibition is another highlight of the Chinese Culture and Tourism Ministry's international program of China Week: Inheritance and Innovation - a month-long event focusing on cultural creative products from China.

Using silk as the carrier, the new exhibition presents the techniques and charm of the ancient Chinese silk through four sub-themes: Broderie, Impression, Tissage, and Teinture, that is, embroidery, printing, weaving, and dyeing.

 

An embroidered silk dress is showcased at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

Zhou Wei, the event’s curator and assistant to the director of the China National Silk Museum, said the exhibition infused new designs with traditional craftsmanship to reflect the rich artistic connotation and vitality of Chinese silk.

On the sidelines of the exhibition, the center also held a public lecture on "Reconstruction of Chinese Silk's Design Materials" on June 4, and an industrial exchange meeting themed "Reconstruction: Techniques and Design of Silk" on June 5 to promote international cooperation in silk products.

Visitors look at an embroidered dress at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

The exhibition hall of Impression. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

A model shows a silk flower dress at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

A models shows a silk dress at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

An embroidered silk dress is showcased at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

The industry exchange meeting on "Reconstruction: Techniques and Design of Silk" is held at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)

A model shows silk scarves and handbags at the Paris China Cultural Center on June 5, 2018. (Photo provided to Chinaculture.org)