Hanfu: Craftsmanship behind the beautiful trend

By Bi Nan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-09-06 07:00
The ancient Chinese painting Ladies with Head-pinned Flowers shows ladies wearing silk flowers as head ornaments. [Photo/Artron.net]

Silk flower-making technique

Silk flowers, flower-shaped head ornaments made of silk, are a traditional craft in Beijing. The craft originated in the Tang Dynasty and became popular due to its resemblance to real flowers. It was listed as national intangible cultural heritage in 2008.

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