Chinese ornamental gold silk
Chinese ornamental gold silk is a special type of expensive silk fabric which have a long history in ancient China. Gold and silk were both considered as precious and beautiful goods in ancient China; therefore the combination of both in textile became one of the most precious commodities in ancient China. When combined with gold, this form of silk became even more valuable and expensive. In China, there are several gold-ornamental techniques which can be summarized in at least 3 categories: gold foil technique, gold powder technique, and gold thread technique.