Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sewn Arts Sunday: Going Traditional

Source: Misadventures with Andi

Source: Cultural China
In researching sewn arts, I stumbled upon Suzhou embroidery. My understanding is that there is a province in China known for it's amazing embroidery. Since the Chinese New Year is approaching, I thought I'd share some of the works.

I love the traditional, historical pieces, because I'm partial to "ethnic" prints.

Source: Cultural China
However, I am also sharing more modern pieces, as they show the range which these skilled artisans can go with their work.

Source: Suzhou Embroidery Flickrstream
Source: Margin Up

Source: Beijing Olympics website

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