Thousand-year-old silk tapestry highlights Chinese silk weaving technique

Updated: Sep 14, 2021 Print
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The Silk Tapestry of Lotus Pond and Ducks (detail) from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) is one of the most precious treasures of the Shanghai Museum. [Photos/]

Let’s appreciate an exquisite Chinese silk tapestry woven with kesi technology from the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)! The weaver Zhu Kerou used her superb skills to vividly fashion a fine-line painting depicting small ducks swimming in a lotus pond. This masterpiece is now in the collection of the Shanghai Museum.

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