|At Jin Ze, buildings are restored with exquisite attention to detail.
|Our ride for the river, right.
|On the water...
|The town was built in the Yuan Dynasty period, 1,300 years ago.
|Three hole bridge - the oldest one on the river
|Texture on a medieval path
|And texture in a local shop
|Everyone participates in village life
|Back at the Center, a Japanese loom. The weaving building boasts a beautiful collection of looms, including several of these, a four-pedal loom, many others, and a spinner!
|An example from the workshop, which was concluding the day we were there. Edith Cheung, Director of Textile Division, instructs students simply and succinctly before setting them loose to create in the way they work best.
|From Jin Ze's textile collection: leg wraps
|Sleeves lined in batik
|Embroidery and patchwork
|Neckwear, made from small parts assembled into larger pieces. Cheung said that replacement pieces could often be found in antique shops.
|Headwear. Hat on right dips in back so that a banana leaf can be attached for temporary rainwear. Hat on the front left is made from the brown growth underneath palm fronds.