Silk tapestry, also called kesi, is made from silk. With high woven skills, it becomes a handicraft whose patterns and pictures are as if they are carved, hence it is also called“the best weaving product”,“inch of silk tapestry is money”.
Silk tapestry reached its peak in Song Dynasty. By then, the most famous is from Dingzhou, Hebei. It has always been popular among the royal family and the nobility because of its unique charm and value. Dingzhou silk tapestry was included in the fifth batch of Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Hebei Province in 2013.
Dingzhou Silk Tapestry is an essence of traditional silk art of the Han ethnic group, with high decorative value. The weaving skill, which holds the raw silk, or the warp threads in place while the colorful soft silk, or the filling threads are woven through them, is different from plain weaving of cotton.