Thursday, 8 March 2019

Suzhou Kesi Silk Tapestry

  • From Saturday, 03 July 2021 14:00:00 to Saturday, 03 July 2021 15:00:00
  • Suzhou ICH Shop Dongbei Street Branch

Event Details

Restoration Intangible Cultural Heritage Experiential Studio is planning to host an event on Suzhou Kesi Silk Tapestry Technique at Suzhou ICH Shop Dongbei Street Branch on July 3 (Saturday).

Chinese silk tapestry, also named kesi, is an essence of Chinese traditional silk art. Since the Song (AD 960 -1279) and Yuan (AD 1271 - 1368) dynasties, Kesi silk has been one of the imperial fabrics, which is often reputed as “valuable as gold”. Kesi was listed as China’s first batch of national-level representative intangible cultural heritages in May, 2006. It was later inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

Cai Xiaming, Jiangsu provincial-level senior artist and craftswoman and municipal-level representative inheritor of Suzhou Kesi Weaving Technique, won multiple gold and silver prizes in national and provincial artwork and crafts selecting campaigns. The Marilyn Monroe, a Kesi portrait artwork made by Cai, has become a piece of permanent collection of Louvre Museum in 2018.


Cai will elaborate on the history of kesi dragon robe in the Qing Dynasty (AD 1636 - 1912) and teach participants to make Kesi silver pendants and paintings.

Those who are unable to attend the event can watch it live-streamed through Douyin account @FeiyibanFeiyi and feel the charm of Suzhou Kesi online. At present, products of Suzhou Cai Xiaming Textile Co., Ltd are awaiting your choice at Suzhou ICH Shop.

Restoration Intangible Cultural Heritage Experiential Studio 

An Experience with Suzhou Kesi Silk Tapestry Technique


2pm to 3pm, July 3 (Saturday)


Suzhou ICH Shop Dongbei Street Branch (No. 231 Dongbei Street, Gusu District, Suzhou)

Take Rail Transit Line 4 to Beisita(北寺塔) Station, come out from No.4 Northeast Exit, and then walk to the Suzhou Tourism Information Center(苏州旅游咨询中心).


RMB80 yuan/person (including a free drink and a self-made kesi necklace)


The event is recruiting 15 Chinese and expat participants.

Tips: Put on your face mask, cooperate with body temperature check and the verification of Health Code. Join us with proper self-protective measures!


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