Brief of Wuyue Family Silk and Cloth Store
The store is an old brand selling silk and cocoons that has been handed down for five generations. Its silk reeling skill is listed as a Zhejiang Province Intangible Culture Heritage. Silk batting quilts, silk scarves and silk bags are for sale at the store.
A signature produce for the store is blue-and-white calico, a traditional product of the Xiaoshan District of Hangzhou, naturally dyed with the leaves of radix isatidis, a Chinese herb that also is used traditionally for colds and nasal infections. The water used for dyeing was applied to the neck as a treatment for mumps in ancient times.