Shu Embroidery2

- May 19, 2018-

The Shu embroidery has been recorded in the period of the Tang Dynasty. At the beginning of the Qing Dynasty, the people learned the advantages of the needlework. (there are several workshops in the last years of the Qing Dynasty), as well as the folk embroidery of long needles and needles. Shu embroidery is embroidered on the local Satin made of various colored lines (coarse and loose silk threads) or silk threads (tight threads) used in Chengdu area. Because of the careful selection of materials and production, the finished products are firm, solid and cheap, and have been popular in Shaanxi, Shanxi, Gansu and Qinghai for a long time. It produces many practical clothes and accessories such as dress, quilt, pillowcase, curtain, shoes and hats. The embroidery pattern is painted by the artists according to the folk auspicious words or popular styles. Some of the works also use the composition and layout of Suzhou embroidery. There is less pure appreciation and embroidery in imitation of painting and composition. At that time Chengdu was the center for the production of Shu embroidery.