The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) and the China National Silk Museum present the exhibition "Tradition Meets Trend" at the Foundation's Silk Museum in Soufli.
The exhibition includes modern clothes and accessories of silk from the collections of the China National Silk Museum.
Chinese silk has a history of five thousand years. The unique techniques used, the vivid colours, and its fascinating history, have meant that silk occupies a very significant chapter in the history of Chinese, but also global, culture.
The exhibition uses silk apparel to recreate the charm of silk craftsmanship via four sections: embroidery, silk-screen printing, weaving, dyeing. Both tradition and modern design trends are applied to create objects - works of art that showcase the inexhaustible vitality of Chinese silk.
The exhibition highlights the greatness of silk culture and functions as a bridge between the two civilisations, Chinese and Greek. An embroidered coat of red satin with flower and bird patterns, the qipao brocade, blue-dyed silk scarves and many other spectacular creations, offer visitors the opportunity to "travel" to distant China.
The exhibition, which is under the auspices of the Culture & Tourism Department of the province of Zhejiang and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Greece, comes under the framework of the co-operation agreement signed between the PIOP and the China National Silk Museum in October 2017.
In the same context, providing for cultural exchanges between the two entities, the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation will lend artefacts from its collections to be displayed at the China National Silk Museum in 2020.
The exhibition runs from September 21 to October 20, 2019.
Opening hours: Daily except Tuesdays, 10:00-18:00 to 15/10, and 10:00-17:00 as of 16/10.
Eleftheriou Venizelou 73, Soufli 684 00
Telephone: 25540 23700 | www.piop.gr