Shandong Embroidery: A Window to China's Artistic Past

December 10, 2018
Editor: Wang Yue
Shandong Embroidery: A Window to China's Artistic Past
A delicate piece of Shandong embroidery depicts lifelike peacocks and a carpet of flowers. [China Daily]

 

With exquisite skills and superb craftsmanship, Shandong embroidery arises from the western part of Shandong and is one of the most famous styles of embroidery in North China.

Shandong embroidery is an important part of China's rich and diverse embroidery culture. It is the earliest embroidery recorded in historical documents, which says "all the women in the capital of Qi are able to embroider; even the dumpish were skilled at it".

Qi was a state during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), and its capital was today's Linzi district of Zibo city, Shandong province.

Shandong embroidery is particularly renowned worldwide for its thread and hair embroidery, of which Chinese ink paintings embroidered with human hair are the most elegant and life-like.

 

Shandong Embroidery: A Window to China's Artistic Past
An exquisite Shandong embroidery craftwork depicts a historic architecture. [China Daily]
Shandong Embroidery: A Window to China's Artistic Past
An artist embroiders a work of flowers and birds in traditional Chinese style. [China Daily]
Shandong Embroidery: A Window to China's Artistic Past
An artist embroiders ornamentation with an auspicious meaning. [China Daily]

 

(Source: China Daily)

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