Sunday, April 19, 2009

Su Embroidery Pattern of China

Su embroidery has the history of more than 3,000 years in the areas around Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The craft is well known for its smoothness and delicateness. Su embroidery won Suzhou the title City of Embroidery. In the mid and late Qing, Su embroidery experienced further developments involving works of double-sided embroidering Su embroidery industry was in decline due to frequent wars in the years 1912 to1949 and it was restored and regenerated after the founding of new China. In 1950, the central government set up research centers for Su embroidery and launched training courses for the study of embroidery. This pattern gives a strong impression of folk and its weaving techniques has following prerequisites that the product surface must be flat, the rim must be neat, the needle must be thin, the lines must be dense, the color must be pleasant-sounding and bright and the picture must be even. Su embroidery products fall into three major categories costumes, decorations for halls and crafts for daily use, which integrate decorative and practical values. Double-sided embroidery is an excellent characteristic of Su embroidery.

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