How Did Suzhou Embroidery Formed Its Unique Features

The earliest writing on the features of Suzhou embroidery found in the Chronicles of Suzhou described Suzhou embroidery as ‘exquisite, fine, elegant and pure. This description was made about 700 years ago...

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Common Embroidery Designs Seen in Traditional Suzhou Embroidery

Suzhou enjoyed a national fame for the high quality silk embroidery as early as the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911). At that time, almost every household had an embroidery workshop and all families were engaged in the embroidery...

suzhou embroidery magpies

 

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Suzhou Embroidery Reached Its Zenith in Qing Dynasty

Suzhou embroidery, with its great variety of designs, widespread use and superb stitching techniques, reached its zenith in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911). The Qing government set up a special embroidery division...

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Chinese Suzhou Embroidery in Qing Dynasty

There were many schools and masters of decorative Suzhou embroidery in the Qing Dynasty. The original pieces mostly used a composition similar to that found in painting; some had inscriptions and names...

suzhou embroidery in qing dynasty

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