Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo Online image

Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo

On view September 29, 2009

Located in the: Online Interactive

“Patience is power. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.”

Silk production is a precise, time-consuming and complex process. Explore its many steps through the paintings in three albums on view nearby.  Together, these beautiful images — of cultivating silkworms and transforming thread from their cocoons into cloth — show the important role silk has played in Chinese culture for more than 5,000 years.