Pandas are called Xiong Mao in Chinese, meaning "bear-cat", because it looks like a bear in shape and a cat in face. It actually is a member of the bear family. It has black furs on ears, nose, eyes patches and shoulders and the rest is white.
The panda is one of the few animals that has been surviving for millions of years on the earth. It's a moving antique now. Care has to be taken though as the number is dwindling due to deforestation by mankind, hunting by unscrupulous hunters for money, reduction in food (baby bamboos) and also difficulty in conceiving.
While the dragon has often served as China's national emblem, internationally the panda appears at least as commonly. As such, it is becoming widely used within China in international contexts.
The following cute and lovely pandas are not photographs or oil paintings, but silk thread paintings all hand embroidered with fine silk threads on silk,
This exquisite silk embroidery vividly portrays a charming scene of a panda nestled amidst lush bamboo shoots and leaves. The panda, depicted in a relaxed posture with a gentle lean, exudes a sense of tranquility that resonates throughout the artwork. The artist's masterful use of silk threads brings the panda to life, capturing its fur's softness and the subtle interplay of light and shadow.
The bamboo shoots and leaves, rendered in various shades of green, contribute to the painting's natural and serene ambiance. Each leaf is meticulously embroidered, showcasing the artist's attention to detail and dedication to realism. Delicate blue dragonflies flutter around the bamboo, introducing a whimsical element and providing a delightful contrast of color to the greenery.
The background, painted in muted tones, serves to accentuate the panda and bamboo as the focal points of the composition. The overall mood of the artwork is one of calmness and peace, inviting viewers to appreciate the harmonious coexistence of the panda and its natural surroundings. This silk embroidery stands as a testament to the artist's skill in capturing the beauty of wildlife and nature through the intricate artistry of hand-embroidered silk threads.
This captivating Chinese silk embroidery meticulously captures the essence of a panda amidst a serene bamboo grove. The panda, depicted in a relaxed posture with a subtle lean, emanates a tranquil presence that defines the heart of the artwork. The artist's exceptional skill is evident in the intricate details, bringing forth the realistic textures and vibrant colors that characterize the panda's fur.
The bamboo shoots and leaves are portrayed with precision, displaying a range of green hues that create a natural and harmonious environment. Each element is carefully embroidered, highlighting the artist's dedication to capturing the nuances of nature. Small, delicate blue dragonflies dance around the bamboo, introducing a delightful splash of color and enhancing the visual appeal of the scene.
Set against a background painted in muted tones, the panda and bamboo emerge as focal points, their vibrant colors and intricate details standing out prominently. The overall mood of the painting is one of tranquility and peace, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the serene coexistence of wildlife and nature. This silk embroidery is a testament to the artist's mastery, skillfully blending realism and artistic expression with the medium of hand-embroidered silk threads.
You can find more panda embroidery and their purchase information at Chinese embroidery panda.
by Su Embroidery Studio (SES), Suzhou China
Find SES's embroidery work at Chinese Silk Embroidery for Sale.