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Chinese Printed Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall

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Little hidden gem

My sister-in-law took me here. I thought, why do you want to take me to a fabric store. Well, it... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
Heidi H
A beautiful collection of printed blue objects

We are really pleased to have found this great little shop/ museum and will definitely be returning... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2016
Victoria O
Shanghai, China
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Apr 25, 2018
“Beautiful, overpriced fabric”
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank AJW1960
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Julie E
Reviewed May 28, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Heidi H
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Hannah W
Reviewed September 9, 2016

We are really pleased to have found this great little shop/ museum and will definitely be returning for gifts and new purchases!! They have many objects (cushions, clothes, bedding, bags etc) from which to choose and all with beautiful designs. The museum (upstairs) has some...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Victoria O
Reviewed July 17, 2016

I've been to Shanghai about 6 times. I always try to get to the "Chinese Hand Printed Blue Nankeen Gallery" as it is my favourite store-gallery. I first visited about 20 years ago and I keep coming back each visit.If you're looking for a unique...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Rautakallio
Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic chance find! The fabric is incredible, but it's worth visiting just to have a look at the traditional lane houses. Beautiful courtyard, a peaceful historical gem. I could have stayed all afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank 000Melbourne3056
Reviewed February 16, 2016

Located off side streets in the Old French Concession, this museum / gift shop is well worth visiting. Preserving the ancient techniques of blue fabric dyeing that originated on the silk road, this gallery has a small exhibit museum upstairs and various hand made clothes,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank dharmathug
Reviewed January 26, 2016

Ok - we LOVED this work. But it was very expensive and we didn't buy any. If you like batik style and these colors, there is a lot to choose from. they also have yard goods. Should have gone back to buy

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank AKGaryBoston
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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French
Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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