Small-Group Shanghai Tour: The Evolution of Chinese Textiles and Fashion

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Small-Group Shanghai Tour: The Evolution of Chinese Textiles and Fashion information and booking

2 hours
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Time of departure
10am or 2pm
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Both for practical use and for artistic expression, textiles are an intrinsic part of China’s rich, ancient heritage. Explore the Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume with your expert and friendly local guide to discover how textiles and clothing fashions have evolved over the years and helped shape Chinese culture. Enjoy interactive displays of ancient textile technologies, browse fabric like silk and velvet, and witness centuries worth of clothing styles.

Meet your expert local guide at a central Shanghai location in the morning or afternoon and head to the Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume for your tour.Explore the gallery showcasing Chinese fabrics and replicas of machines used in the nation's textile industry in ancient times. As you browse the more than 250 items on display, including replicas of items from as early as 221 BC, learn about China’s long-time tradition of textiles and costume production. Browse textiles such as embroidery, satin, velvet, silk and linen, all in different patterns from different eras in Chinese history. Most of the pieces were found in Xinjiang, Tibet and some inland areas along the Yellow River, once the center of ancient Chinese civilization. Discover how styles and types of clothing have changed over the centuries, and browse robes, jackets, capes, aprons, small bags, ribbons and tapestries. You'll also learn different weaving techniques, see the technologies used in production and see tie-dyed and wax-painted materials produced by Chinese ethnic minorities.

What's included

  • Small-group walking tour
  • Entrance fee to the shanghai museum of textile and costume
  • Local english-speaking guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off