On International Museum Day 2022, May 18th, “Silks from Dunhuang”, co-organized by the China National Silk Museum and The Dunhuang Research Academy, has been updated with all the exhibits at Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes.
This exhibition showcased the discovery, collection, types, uses, research, restoration and craft restoration of Dunhuang silk. Researches on replicating the traditional craftsmanship were be also conducted on these artifacts such as clamp-resist dyed fabrics, sutra wrappers, canopies, sutra banners, embroideries etc. Representative silk exhibits are listed below.
At the same time, the latest research from China National Silk Museum, the Dunhuang Fabric Color Reconstruction, recreated the glorious colors of silk used in the Tang and Yuan dynasties.
In addition, restoration of patchwork unearthed from the Northern Section of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes were also displayed in this exhibition.
This exhibition, which opened at the end of April 2021, is a permanent exhibition launched at Dunhuang. Over the past year, a large number of visitors have visited the exhibition, marveling at the artistic charm of the Mogao Grottoes while also appreciating the exquisite craftsmanship of silk.
Here is a link to the video about restoration of patchwork unearthed from the Northern Section of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes.