Gambiered Canton gauze
Gambiered Canton gauze is a unique summer-weight material that became popular in the 1940s and 1950s south of the Five Ridges - the area spanning Guangdong and Guangxi.
The region is the source of the top-quality silk, a pure and natural material. Easy to wash and permeable, handmade costumes derived of gambiered Canton gauze breath well, do not adhere to the body, and are thus cool and comfortable in summer. The fine material never creases, even under constant pressure, and is often the first choice of the wealthy for their summer clothing.
Local workers use traditional methods to make gambiered Canton gauze. [Photo/foshan.gov.cn]