Dragons and Silk from the Forbidden City
Dragons and Silk from the Forbidden City (Amazon.com)
Publisher Odyssey Publications, Ltd. 1999. Hardcover 1 pages.
Plot by Amazon.com: Once as precious as gold, rich in symbols of authority and a lure to merchants to Imperial China, silk has been enfolded in secrets and mysticism since 2000 BC. Some of the finest embroideries were made for the Imperial Court in the Forbidden City, where a mandarin in a dragon robe carried the power of the Emperor. Power, poetry, philosophies: in the book all the symbols are explained and illustrated on actual garments as the secrets of silk in China are fascinatingly unraveled.
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