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Silk embroidery from China

Silk embroidery from China

Beautiful foxes. Realistic silk embroidery from China

Silk embroidery from China
Described in the book “Secret Treasures Qing” thin, elegant silk author embroidery features skillful work of embroiderers of China. According to the book, the master of embroidery uses needles, as thin as a hair. Colors are so vivid that dazzle the eye. Landscapes and houses, placed from the right perspective, and the flowers and birds seem alive. Noteworthy, silk thread does not fade and keeps its original quality for decades. Also, motifs and themes are mostly classical: animals, plants, fish and flowers. Of course, everything is thought out and based on traditional beliefs. For example, the image of a tiger – to protect against the evil eye, orchid – a sign of loyalty. The shape and structure of the silk thread allows the craftsmen to paint over 1500 shades, which in addition to different directions of thread allow to achieve hyperrealistic effect. Silk embroidery – a very laborious process, and even a small work takes about 3 months. There are cases when one embroidery work took more than 8 years.

Chinese Silk embroidery

Sparrows. Chinese Silk embroidery

Silk embroidery appeared over 2000 years ago in the Chinese province of Suzhou. Today there exists Institute of silk embroidery. Principles and techniques for the millennium has not changed. Masters of Embroidery use only natural silk thread. In a small product can be found up to 80 different shades of colors. Yarn dyed by hand specifically for each picture.

Silk embroidery from China

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