Zhenhu: Home to China's Su Embroidery

November 9, 2016
Editor: Joyce Dong

A Su embroidery work that describes the ancient daily life of Suzhou people [China Daily/Zhang Xingjian]


Zhenhu, located in western Suzhou in east China's Jiangsu Province, is a time-honored ancient town with typical Wu and Taihu culture. It is also reputed as a land of milk and honey.

As the hometown of Su embroidery, Zhenhu boasts a 1,700-meter-long embroidery street, appreciating the magnificent Chinese Embroidery Art Gallery and listening to the stories behind each works, you will definitely be amazed by the long-living Su embroidery culture.

Su embroidery is ranked as the top of the four famous Chinese embroidery styles. The name comes from its place of origin-Suzhou. Su embroidery is famous for its vivid presentation in which the landscape is in perspective, pavilions and towers are exactly the same as their real counterparts, figures show facial expression and birds and flowers are lifelike. The best embroidery works over shadow paintings.


A Su embroidery shows a female Chinese opera performer. [China Daily/Zhang Xingjian]

A series of Su embroidery works on display at the Embroidery Art Museum of China at Zhenhu in East China’s Jiangsu Province. [China Daily/Zhang Xingjian]

A Su embroidery work of Chinese birds painting [China Daily/Zhang Xingjian]

A Su embroidery work of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva [China Daily/Zhang Xingjian]

A Su embroidery worker focuses on her works. [China Daily/Zhang Xingjian]



(Source: China Daily)

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