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Xiang Embroidery

Example of Xiang embroidery. Example of Xiang embroidery.

Xiang or Hunan embroidery derives from the lands around the town of Changsha, in Hunan Province. It is characterised by its dark and light colour gradations. By its emphasis on the contrast between light and dark, it provides a three-dimensional effect. It is also marked by its use of empty spaces, in this way recalling Chinese ink and wash paintings.

Last modified on Sunday, 16 October 2016 16:59