Here are some pics from the Silk Museum
The weaving equipment is still used 4 days a week, it is a working museum. The factory closed in the 70s to be re-opened as a museum 20 yrs later.
Here are some pics from the floor with the equipment:
The office... just look at that wall of silk mmmmm
Patterns are "programmed" using a punch card system. These are the cards for the pattern shown.
Some mangle type devices for finishing the fabric
Upstairs was an exhbition about the history of the factory, although we were a bit confused trying to match the English translation sheet with the display at first. D sorted me out!
A display of sample silk made at the factory