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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

A tiger. Chinese Silk embroidery
A tiger. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Flying storks. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Lion, the king of animals. Chinese realistic embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Amur tiger. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Horse head. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Profile of a tiger. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
A swan mother and baby on the pond. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Birds above the water. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Birds in a pine tree. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Green parrot. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Portrait of a lion, Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
A squirrel. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Red chested bird. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
A peacock. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
Sunset landscape. Chinese Silk embroidery
Silk embroidery from China
White horse. Chinese Silk embroidery
Chinese Silk embroidery
A couple of tigers. Chinese Silk embroidery

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