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Natural dyes help Beijing-based designer revive an ancient Chinese textile technique

Tea silk has largely fallen out of use in China. It gets its reddish-brown colour from a dye made of yams. Designer Kathrin von Rechenberg has been using the labour-intensive fabric to craft contemporary Chinese-inspired garments.

4 Mar 2019 - 7:42PM

Tea silk has largely fallen out of use in China. It gets its reddish-brown colour from a dye made of yams. Designer Kathrin von Rechenberg has been using the labour-intensive fabric to craft contemporary Chinese-inspired garments.

Natural dyes help Beijing-based designer revive an ancient Chinese textile technique
Friends in need: the struggle to save Beijing’s stray cats and dogs

For the stray cats and dogs of Beijing, merely staying alive is a daily struggle. Lisa Gay meets the animal rescuers who, despite receiving no recognition or assistance from the state, are trying to spread the joy of pet adoption.

3 Aug 2014 - 10:01AM

For the stray cats and dogs of Beijing, merely staying alive is a daily struggle. Lisa Gay meets the animal rescuers who, despite receiving no recognition or assistance from the state, are trying to spread the joy of pet adoption.

Friends in need: the struggle to save Beijing’s stray cats and dogs
Old farmhouses reborn in shadow of Great Wall

About 10 million visitors crowd the steep steps of the Great Wall every year, but few get the kind of views that John and Dinah Chong Watkins enjoy from Ironstone, their weekend home in Beigou village.

14 May 2014 - 5:04AM

About 10 million visitors crowd the steep steps of the Great Wall every year, but few get the kind of views that John and Dinah Chong Watkins enjoy from Ironstone, their weekend home in Beigou village.

Old farmhouses reborn in shadow of Great Wall