Dyeing and weaving is one of China's most time-honored crafts. The hard-working Chinese people knew how to dye and weave long ago. They spun fibers like ramie, cotton and silk into cloth, and then had it colored using true indigo, safflower or other dyes. This resulted in clothes in a fascinating array of colors. This book introduces to the readers the basic process of printing and dyeing and the common types of silk fabrics. The easy-to-understand text and a wealth of beautiful illustrations in the book vividly present the breathtaking glamour of the traditional craft.