Chinese red crowned crane silk embroidery

The Chinese people consider the red-crowned crane an auspicious bird. Since ancient times, it has often appeared as the companion of immortals or hermits in Chinese myths and legends as a symbol of luck and longevity, and is nicknamed the "immortal crane." People usually draw the crane and aged pine trees together to stand for the prolonged ages and longevity. In fact, the crane often appeared in the traditional Chinese poems and drawings are the red-crowned crane.

The red-crowned crane is one of the rarest birds in the world. Only around 1,450 are alive today, and of these 1,200 live in China. Therefore, the crane has been listed as an endangered bird of the world on the Red Data Book of the International Council for Bird Preservation (ICBP) and put on China's List of Wildlife Under State Important Protection.

The following crane paintings are all hand embroidered with fine silk threads on silk,

silk embroidery cranes

hand embroidered crane painting

suzhou embroidery crane art

hand embroidery crane picture

crane and pine tree silk embroidery

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