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Silk cushion decorated with 180,000 pearls

2009-02-11 03:29:40 GMT2009-02-11 11:29:40 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Craftswomen put finishing touches for a piece of Chinese brocade decorated with some 180,000 pearls, each 1.3mm in diameter, at Suzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 10, 2009. Four craftswomen spent seven months to finish the royal silk cushion, which also consumed 3,000 meters of gold thread and 2,000 grams of silk thread. (Xinhua/Zhu Guigen)

Photo taken on Feb. 10. 2009 shows a dragon on a piece of Chinese brocade decorated with some 180,000 pearls, each 1.3mm in diameter, at Suzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Zhu Guigen)

Photo taken on Feb. 10. 2009 shows a dragon on a piece of Chinese brocade decorated with some 180,000 pearls, each 1.3mm in diameter, at Suzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province.(Xinhua Photo)

A working staff touches a piece of Chinese brocade decorated with some 180,000 pearls, each 1.3mm in diameter, at Suzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 10, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhu Guigen)

Four craftswomen spent seven months to finish a royal silk cushion decorated with some 180,000 pearls, which also consumed 3,000 meters of gold thread and 2,000 grams of silk thread.

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