Suzhou collectors donates nearly 2,000 items for silk archives
2018-06-07 17:16:00

Ahead of the International Archives Day, the China Silk Archives under construction received a precious item from Suzhou collector Li Pinde, who donated rare pieces of silk to enrich the facility's collection.

As China's first professional silk archives, it will become the base for collection and storage of Chinese silk archives, display and education,silk application and promotion, and research and exchange when completed.

Li Pinde is a collector with a strong attachment to silk. For over 20 years, he has collected thousands of silk-related items. From 2013 till now, he has donated nearly 2,000 archives about silk. He has also built the Suzhou Silk Apparel Exhibition Hall and opens it up for free to spread the silk culture.

Historically, the Qing Dynasty government established various bureaus specializing in royal and official textiles in Nanjing, Suzhou, and Hangzhou, which were known as “Three Jiangnan Textiles Bureaus”. Today, it’s rare to find related items in the folk society. This time, Li Pinde donated three pieces of silk items, which are exquisite and luxurious.

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