Craftsmen make silk quilts at a factory in Tongxiang, Zhejiang province. Photo by Gao Erqiang / China Daily
The city of Tongxiang has since ancient times been famous for its silk.[Special coverage]
Every spring, locals organize a grand fair called Ga Can Hua to pray for a good silk harvest.
Besides selling a variety of silk products, the Yi Da Silk Workshop in Wuzhen also has a space where craftsmen work on traditional silk reeling machines as well as a small unit where old women prepare quilts.
According to Shen Jianzhong, the manager of a silk quilt factory in Tongxiang, silk is one of the city's most successful local produce. The factory sells about 30 million yuan (.54 million) worth of silk every year.
Depending on the weight, the price for a silk quilt ranges from 500 yuan to over 1,000 yuan. Shen said that silk quilts that weight around 3 kilograms are perfect for spring and autumn, while those weighing around 5 kilogram would be more ideal for winter.