Shanghai, China

Textile and Costume Museum

with Janny C.

Janny C.

Shanghai's first textile and costume museum is located at Donghua University, this huge gallery showcases Chinese fabrics and replicas of machines used in the nation's textile industry in ancient times. In there, we will receive a guided tour and learn everything about the Chinese textile and costume. China has a splendid history of weaving techniques and its textiles have been sold every-where in the world, Chinese silk also has been synonymous with beauty and elegance. The museum, with more than 250 items on display, include replicas that trace as far back as the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.). Actual textile artifacts are also displayed, such as embroidery, satin brocade, velvet, silk and linen, all in different patterns from different eras in Chinese history. Most of the unearthed pieces were found in Xinjiang, Tibet and some inland areas along the Yellow River, where Chinese civilization was centered in ancient times. So hardly anyone living in coastal areas was aware of these traditional textiles. Also on display are traditional clothing, including huge robes and jackets, and capes, aprons, small bags ribbons and tapestries. Tie-dyed and wax-painted material produced by Chinese ethnic minorities are also show-cased.

Price: RMB300 per person
Min.2 people in a small group
For a group of more than 10 people, please contact us for larger group offer.

Tour is 2hrs, Meeting Point: Direction's in both Chinese and English will be provided for you to arrive at our starting point. Price includes all tickets admission to all sites listed. Museum opens every Tue to Sat.

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Janny C.

We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. The owner of Shanghai Pathway – a Shanghai based tour agency that offers Unique Day Trips, Walking Tours and Chinese Culture Experiences. Janny Chyn has been featured in media outlets including the Courier, CNNgo, Tripadvisor and TimeOut. Living in Shanghai, she realized how difficult it was for visitors to experience and discover the real Shanghai. This ultimately compelled her to establish her tour company as a platform to engage learning and understanding through culture activities such as day trip, walking tour, cooking classes, food tours, and lectures. In addition to designing and hosting various tours and events, Janny also provided travel planning, logistical support, and full-service concierge services to large client groups and corporate clients. She is a business consultant, artist, tea master and student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has extensively traveled around the world and spends time researching Chinese history and heritage traditions. Janny has also successfully worked with corporate clients: Google, JP Morgan, The Macmillan Group, Henkel, World Fuel Services, Rabobank, Shanghai Centre, Spirax Sarco, Slow Food, The Travel Yogi, Saint Mary's College of California, Ctrip, Malosa Medical, Ranpak, Concordia International School, SEA, AWCS, etc. Full profile Leave a Review

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