It takes skill, patience and a massive loom to make Nanjing yunjin. The luxurious silk brocade dates back nearly 2,000 years in China. Designer Liu Junzheng crafts the traditional fabric with a team of artisans. They weave silk, gold, peacock feathers and other materials into intricate works of textile art. It can take years to finish a piece. But each and every one is worth the wait.
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