Nanjing Yunjin brocade
Maintainining the tradition of Chinese imperial brocade, craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade is the representation of the highest level Chinese brocade craftsmanship. Adopting the core technique of “Weaving the Width of Cloth with Weft” to large-scale weaving machines complicatedly structured, it weaves luxurious fabrics such as imperial robe with the material such as silk, golden line and peacock feather line through the manual work of two people up and down the machine. Nanjing Yunjin brocade craftsmanship has a complete system and is a witness to the extraordinary creativity of humanity. With the fame of “Inch of Brocade, Inch of Gold”, Nanjing Yunjin brocade represents the greatest achievement of Nanjing Yunjin brocade craftsmanship and is the traditional Chinese silk handiwork. With a history of 1,580 years, Nanjing Yunjin brocade is the outstanding representative of splendid Chinese traditional culture. It gains the name of “Yunjin (gorgeous brocade as beautiful as the rosy clouds)” because of its splendid colors and beauty comparable with rosy clouds in the sky. It is one of the "Four Famous Brocades" in China and the other three are Sichuan brocade of Chengdu, Song brocade of Suzhou and Zhuang brocade of Guangxi. Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocade was successfully classified in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in September 2009.