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Collection of samples of Chinese silk threads for embroidery, Kwangtung

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1559, Folder: Coll-1766 / SC-Acc-2016-0122
Identifier: Coll-1766

Scope and Contents

Collection of 15 wrappers comprising silk threads in various colours. Housed in old paper folder with ties. The name of the producers are on the upper covers, and they state that the silk is produced by natural colours and washed in clear water.

Dates

  • early 20th century.

Biographical / Historical

The producers of the threads and samples from Kwangtung (Guangdong)were Shun Shing Ho and Tian Da Lao Dien. Kwangtung began the export of silk during the Han dynasty and since then silk production has been an important sector of Kwangtung's economy.

Extent

0.08 folder

Title
Collection of samples of Chinese silk threads for embroidery, Kwangtung
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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