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The silk museum in Suzhou is famous for its portrait of Queen Elisabeth.

The work of silk I saw here where very detailed. Many looked like photos on a distance of two meters while you saw the hairthin strings when you looked real close.

The portrait where given to the queen by her 60 years anniversary as a queen.

a highly detailed silk portrait
To this anniversity a portrait where made by Yao Jianping who is the founder of suzhous silk museum. Yao told that she had problems getting right shades of the queens skin and also the hat. When she found the right colours for the string she divided these up to even 16 times thinner strings to make it really detailed. The portrait took one year to make. You are able to read more about Yao Jianping out on chinadaily.com and jschina.com.

this looks like a photo if you are standing a couple of meters from it
On the museum you'll find pictures like this one. The chinese wall. This one also took a year to produce.

an artwork with cranes
Many pictures today shows birds and flowers.

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a famous shop on the street
On the "silkproductionstreet" you find a lot of shops like this one. This one is close to the bus stop by the entrance to the street.

lot of flowers
Lot of flowers.

copies of older masterpieces
And copies of older works. I've put some more pictures on my photoblogg>>>.

I got the opportunity to see weavers working with silk embrodery on Xue-Fuchengs museum in Wuxi. See more here>>>

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