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Elaborately Embroidered Art

Collection Type :

Contemporary art, Chinese traditional art, Embroidery art, Painting

The art of embroidery has been found world-wide and several early examples have been found. Works in China have been dated to the Warring States period (5th–3rd century BC). Elaborately embroidered clothing, religious objects, and household items often were seen as a mark of wealth and status.

Su embroidery is the general term for embroidery in eastern Jiangsu, including the traditional embroidery of Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nantong and Yangzhou. Among them, Suzhou embroidery is the oldest and most popular, and it has been passed down to this day, so it is now a general synonym for Jiangsu embroidery. Suzhou embroidery is one of the four famous embroideries in China, and is famous for its delicate and realistic expression.

Su embroidery techniques have a history of over 2,000 years. According to the book of "The Book of Sermons", during the Spring and Autumn Period, there were already people who embroidered clothes and leopard fur in the Wu region. During the Three Kingdoms period, Mrs. Zhao, the wife of Sun Quan of Wu, was good at embroidery, and she could embroider the portraits of mountains, rivers, cities and towns on square silk, which was called "the best needle". The oldest surviving Suzhou embroidery is from the Song Dynasty. During the Song Dynasty, Suzhou had a prosperous economy and it is said that "every household in Suzhou had embroidery". Fragments of Suzhou embroidery from the Yuan Dynasty show that there were already nine stitches used in one piece of work. During the Ming Dynasty, Suzhou embroidery became a "fine, elegant and clear" local specialty. During the Qing Dynasty, Suzhou embroidery reached its heyday. Today, Suzhou embroidery is facing a sharp decline in the number of embroidery craftsmen and needs to be preserved. The Suzhou Embroidery Museum in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, is a place where you can enjoy Suzhou embroidery relics from different eras.

Suzhou embroidery is fine handicrafts with Chinese characteristics, Chinese excellent national traditional process. Ming Style Su-Embroidery Silk is the suzhou embroidery double-sided embroidery. Round fan is also called palace fan, round silk fan. Chinese han nationality traditional arts and crafts and art. Is a kind of round with handle of the fan. Round fan originated in China. The fan first appeared in shang dynasty in China, with coloured pheasant, hair is called "disabled". At that time, the fan is not used to take the cold wind, but as the king head out to patrol shading wind ShaZhiYong avoidance. After the western han dynasty in China, fans began to get cold. When the eastern han dynasty in China, mostly to feather fan for silk, silk fabrics, such as where to ornament embroidery painting. The moon shaped fan called "round silk fan" or "round fan", also called the "fan". Is a kind of round with handle of the fan. Have fans have oval shape, sunflower, plum blossom shape and hexagonal shape, plaque round shape; There are materials such as wood, bamboo, bone do handle; There are ShanZhui, tassel, jade pendant. Fan handle is not long. The borders and the handle is made with bamboo, sectoral bankcard with white silk, painting landscape number crunchers, painting of flowers and grasses, etc. Delicate elegance has the very high aesthetic value.









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