Cocoons on racks in the silk factory
The display was awesome. Every detail of the growth of the silk worm was on display, and we were able to walk through the factory to see how the treasured silk thread is harvested from the cocoon. In one museum were wonderful silk clothes - some ancient garments with wonderful embroidery.
One awesome display was how they make silk quilts - and I hope I can upload the short movie for this site. It was amazing.
There was much to see. At the end of the tour through the factory, we wandered through the retail section which was amazing. It was similar to a huge department store with so many products manufactored from silk. The first area was where silk quilts, sheets, etc were on full display and there were some very beautiful products on display.
I wandered around - wishing I had more room in my suitcase and more money in my wallet!!!I hope that one day I can return to the Silk Factory - although I am sure there are some closer to Shaoxing.