The history of Qin silk craft could be traced back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it was listed as part of Henan’s intangible cultural heritage in February 2007.
The representative work is the silk Chinese cabbage and grasshoppers.
SOUNDBITE: QIN XIAOHUI, the 13th generation of Qin silk artist:
“A grasshopper takes 118 working procedures, 6 types of silk and 20 days to finish.”
Qin’s art pieces are sold overseas.