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Chinese Printed Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall

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Chinese Printed Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall

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No.24 Lane 637 Changle Road, Shanghai China
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Changshu RoadShanghai Metro5 min
Shaanxi South RoadShanghai Metro10 min
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jeanettekz wrote a review Jan 2019
Munich, Germany65 contributions19 helpful votes
I think this is one of my favorite things we've visited in Shanghai. It's an authentic hundreds-of-year-old art that has thankfully been protected by the government. (Hence, they cannot do anything about the prices as it's government-regulated.) They are hand dyed using handmade stencils. It's interesting that this fabric was actually looked down on at one point for being a "common" fabric. It's really special to see. I'm lucky since my boyfriend is Chinese he can speak to the people working at the shop easily and they're nice people. We bought two wall hangings--the fish. Because when put together they mean a couple that will stay together, or separated they represent wealth. The people working let me pick a small animal in the fabric to take home as well, which I gave to my mother. (I picked a mouse because she's year of the mouse.) I really recommend reading up about this before you get there, but they also have a pamphlet there in English that they provided me.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Alison W wrote a review Apr 2018
Portland, Maine11 contributions5 helpful votes
This isn't really an exhibition hall - it's a store to buy beautiful traditional cloth that is overpriced. I loved the fabric and really enjoyed winding around the little allies to find the place.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Julie E wrote a review Jan 2018
New York City, New York19 contributions9 helpful votes
I’m personally drawn to these fabrics so found the place very special. We took a bit more time to review the many beautiful patterns on offer than expected, but the shopkeepers were gracious enough to stay open and not rush us while we made our selections. Their English was limited though, so it was helpful to have our daughter with us to do some of the talking in Mandarin. That’s possibly why another reviewer may have thought them unfriendly; language barrier. Later, we came across a shop selling Nankeen products in Qibao, but the quality was not as good although their prices were cheaper. The Qibao place also did not have the fabrics by the yard (meter).
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Heidi H wrote a review May 2017
New York City, New York155 contributions36 helpful votes
My sister-in-law took me here. I thought, why do you want to take me to a fabric store. Well, it was awesome. I love blue & white things. They have a nice display of how they make the fabrics. But don't expect a guided tour or much more than "you try on?" Still, I loved it. I bought a blouse, two pillow covers, and a tiny key chain rabbit. I wear the shirt all the time and absolutely love the pillow covers on my bed. Really great place if you are into old culture and heritage arts & crafts.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Hannah W wrote a review Nov 2016
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Visited today. They never said a word to us. The lights were barely turned on for us in the store downstairs, and not at all in the exhibit upstairs. Then we were shoved out the door into a torrential downpour.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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