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Chinese Embroidery

Embroidery is a long established traditional art in China, as well as all over the world. China, with its vast area, different areas have their own unique styles and patterns of embroidery. Consisting of pulling threads through background material, the art of embroidery is quite simple. however, it is the complex styles and techniques which gives an added flavour to Chinese embroidery. Already flourishing by the early Qin and Han dynasties, silk and embroidery were some of the main produce to be transported for trade

along the silk road.  There are four famous styles in Chinese embroidery, origination from four separate provinces, including the embroidery of the Jiangsu province or Su embroidery, the Xiang embroidery from the Hunan Province, the style from the Sichuan Province or Shu style of embroidery, and the Yue embroidery from the Guangdong Province. These four different styles emphasise how embroidery is a folk art, which can change widely depending on the locality of the product. China's skill in embroidery is partly It has whilsted some argue that it expresses 

due to the excellence of its raw materials. China was the first country to discover and domesticate the silkworm, over 5000 years ago. It was the production of silk and thread that could give way to the use of embroidery as an expressive art form. The book of history (Shangshu), demanded that dresses and skirts be designed with embroidery, suggesting that by 4000 years ago, this was an established cultural art form. With the business way Silk Road, Chinese embroidery products and silk products, were carried to eastern European countries, and welcomed by the world.

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Name:Chinese Embroidery Reply

I saw a lot of embroidery photos on your website, especially those embroidery by ethnic minorities in Yunnan. I really like them, and want some as a souvenir. Next year I’m planing to travel in China for sightseeing. Where can I buy cheap beautiful embroidery like that?

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There are many kinds of embroidery in China. The most common kinds are embroidery made by ethnic minorities in South China. If you travel to China next year, we suggest that you should add Yunnan to your plan. Embroidery in Lijiang and Dali is very famous. You can buy it on the streets, especially those with ethnic embroidered garments, beautiful and practical.