In ancient China, girls were taught to embroider at
a very early age. Just as a young man’s learning
and intelligence was judged by his technique in
calligraphy, a woman was judged by her embroidery
skills. When a girl became engaged she had to
present pieces of embroidery to all the relatives
and friends of her prospective bridegroom for their
critical appraisal. The purpose of this appraisal
was to determine her embroidery skills. If she was
very accomplished, she would be considered as having
the ability to manage the household, and therefore,
being a good wife for the young man.
Of course, embroidery isn’t presented today when
couples get engaged, instead they present gold and
diamond rings to each other and collect lucky money
from their friends and relatives today in China.
Embroidery now is used for decoration, fashion and
daily use items. By displaying a beautiful hand made
Chinese Su embroidery at home or in your office, it
not only creates the orient spirit, but also
brightens the room and enlivens it. Most of the
graphics, such as tigers and peonies, have a special
meaning in FengShui. Tiger means strong, powerful
and conquer your enemies. Peony means live, pretty
Fine embroidery was used particularly for royal
families or high position governors in ancient
China. The ancient Chinese emperors used embroidery
in their bedcovers, cushions and other accessories
in their palaces. Today, you can buy Chinese
embroidery and use them as a part of home decoration
items. The typical Chinese symbols such as the
Dragon and Phoenix gives you little bit royal
atmosphere in your delightful home.
Many people in US like to have silk embroidered
paintings for wall decor in their home or office.
The embroidery paintings are entirely hand
embroidered with silk threads, comparable to oil
paintings in colors.