Weaving Silk Brocade in Wuzhen, China

While researching silk production for the Winter 2011 issue of the SpinKnit eMag, editor Anne Merrow saw weavers creating silk brocade in Wuzhen, China. The brocade looms are operated by two master weavers, one who sits atop the loom and manipulates groups of heddles and another who site on the bench and passes the shuttles and bobbins. It is said that one inch of brocade equals one inch of gold, so valuable is the intricate work.

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