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Shu Embroidery

Example of Shu embroidery. Example of Shu embroidery.

Shu xiu (蜀绣) or Sichuan embroidery originates from the area around Chengdu, in Sichuan Province. It has a centuries-old history. It is based on the use of coloured silk and satin cloth. It is marked by its even stitching and subtle colours. The general closeness of the stitches allows for embroidering intricate details. It is used to decorate pillow cases, shoes, quilt covers, garments, and screens.

Shu embroidery often show the panda bear, and other representations taken from nature.

See also Chinese embroidery.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 16 October 2016).

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Last modified on Sunday, 16 October 2016 17:03