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Craftsmen Replicate China's Lightest Ancient Silk Clothing

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Chinese craftsmen have replicated a 49-gram item of silk clothing dating back more than 2,000 years.
The ancient garment, unearthed in a Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-8 AD) tomb in central China's Hunan Province, is considered the world's lightest silk clothing.
A joint team from the Hunan Provincial Museum and Nanjing Yunjin Institute managed to create the duplicate with all the color details after working on it since 2017.
The team found a special variety of silkworm that can spin light silk, and designed weaving machines similar to ancient ones. The team also replicated two other items found in the Han tomb.
Source: Xinhua