Suzhou makes the Song Brocade dinner bag as an official gift for the SCO summit

Jun 13, 2018|By Zhang Long

The Song Brocade dinner bag presented to the world leaders as the host country’s official gift at the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit.

A Song Brocade dinner bag was presented to the world leaders attending the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit held in Qingdao from June 9 to 10 as the host country’s official gift.

Produced by Suzhou Saint Joy Silk Technical Culture Co, the gift is covered with the Song Brocade, a product first developed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and now a world intangible cultural heritage. The gift dinner bag has incorporated Shandong Province’s traditional craftsmanship and Suzhou’s intangible cultural heritage. It’s rich in Chinese artistic elements such as the elegant peony pattern, which expresses a good wish for national prosperity.

The seamless needlework of the dinner bag, the choice of materials and the calibration of its pattern and color show the product’s exquisite craftsmanship, said Wu Jianhua, chairman of Saint Joy Silk.

After receiving orders of the dinner bag for the summit, the company decided to choose the best silk material and weavers and set up a team for follow-up works, which took them half a year to finish the design of the dinner bag, Wu added.

Suzhou Saint Joy Silk Technical Culture Co specializes in rescuing and industrializing the Song Brocade and it was the sole supplier for the clothing material of the world leaders attending the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.

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