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.
On the museum you'll find pictures like this one. The chinese wall. This one also took a year to produce.
Many pictures today shows birds and flowers.
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.
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>>>