I just came back from my research trip in Nanjing. It is very interesting that I can see one of the topmost craftsmanship of Chinese Brocade (Yun Jin).
The big platform jacquard loom operate by two people, one on the top called (Thread Puller) and the other sit on the bottom called (Weaver). They are able to produce no more than a 5-6 cm length in one day. There is no machine has yet been devised to replace this manual technique.
There are some pictures I have taken inside the production workshop.
And I've got a few simple pieces on hands if you are interested, pls dont be hesitated to contact me.