Silk Embroidery Paintings Embroidered by Shen Shou

Shen Shou, initially named Yunzhi, was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. She learned to embroider at a very early age and was exceptionally skilled in silk embroidery. She made her name for her exquistie silk embroidery works. She created many masterpiece silk embroidery paintings in her life. Some were made as a gift to Empress Dowager Ci Xi's 70th birthday. Many of her embroidery works won international awards for the lifelike embroidery style.

embroidery portrait of jesus

The Portrait of Jesus, embroidered by Shen Shou, an embroidery work won the gold prize at the Panama Expo, measures 54.8cm high and 39.4cm wide.

an arhat with the divine finger

Silk embroidery, An Arhat with the Divine Finger, embroidered by Shen Shou, 50.8 x 32.7 cm

arhat with beard

Silk embroidery, An Arhat with Beard, embroidered by Shen Shou, 50.8 x 32.7 cm.

arhat with long eyebrows

Silk embroidery, An Arhat with Long Eyebrows, embroidered by Shen Shou, 50.8 x 32.7 cm.

arhat with long stick

Silk embroidery, An Arhat with A Long Stick, embroidered by Shen Shou, 50.8 x 32.7 cm.

embroidery portrait of american actress Baker

Silk embroidery portrait, American actress Baker, embroidered by Shen Shou in 1919, embroidery size 31.5 x 25.8 cm.

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