Tools Used in Making Suzhou Embroidery

Remarkable as the Suzhou embroideries are in terms of their execution, the embroidery tools employed to produce them are relatively simple. The needles used by Suzhou embroidery artists are long and thin with...

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Classifications of Suzhou Embroidery

Suzhou embroidery falls into different categories: ordinary embroidery pieces, including quilt covers, door curtains, nightgowns and more; stage costumes, such as imperial robes and mandarin jackets; and embroidery wall hangings...

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Suzhou Embroidery and Rank Patches of Officials’ Gowns in Qing and Ming Dynasties

Suzhou has been the silk textile center in China since the Ming Dynasty (1638 – 1662). The imperial court at that time set up a special textile bureau in Suzhou with two divisions in charge of embroidery and dyeing...

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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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