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Jingketang

12 workshops in Zhouzhuang

A loom at Jingketang, a famous Kesi workshop located on Zhengfeng Cultural Street in Zhouzhuang [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Jingketang is a famous Kesi workshop located on Zhengfeng Cultural Street. Kesi is a type of silk tapestry woven with intricate pictures. The designation Kesi, which means cut silk, derives from the visual illusion of cut threads that is created by distinct, unblended areas of color. Kesi first rose to prominence during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and thrived until the end of the following Qing Dynasty in 1912.