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Strolling around Hongqiao Tianhuan Market, I was drawn by a silk shop called JFC Silk, which featured colorful tablecloth, table runner, scarf, shawl, robe, cushion, and little accessories.
The quality tablecloth felt very good, and offered at different sizes. Small ones come in 4 x 4 feet, while larger ones are 5 x 10 feet. The owner showed me one piece of table runner with beautiful pictures. He said this kind of table runner are even framed and hung on walls by some customers. It was that beautiful a piece of art.
Most silk fabrics are volume-produced by machine. But a few are handmade. Prices range from RMB 100 to RMB 370 for machine-made ones. Handmade products are more expensive. For example, a set of handmade silk table decoration including a tablecloth, a table runner, some cushions, and a pair of jewel cases cost RMB 4000.
The shop also offers the chopstick cases, photo albums and purses.
What I appreciate:
What customers appreciate:
Stylish clothes with ethnic embroidery
The largest pearl store near the Temple of Heaven
A shop featuring antiques, jade jewelry and works of art
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