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What is Embroidery?

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What is Embroidery?

Embroidery is a general term for various decorative patterns that are stitched on fabrics. Embroidery is divided into two types: silk embroidery and feather embroidery. It is to use a needle to puncture the thread or other fibers and yarns on the embroidery with a certain pattern and color, and to form a decorative fabric. It is an art of adding people's design and production to any existing fabric with needles and threads. Embroidery is one of the traditional Chinese handicrafts, with at least two or three thousand years of history in China. Chinese embroidery mainly includes four categories: Su embroidery, Xiang embroidery, Shu embroidery and Guangdong embroidery. The techniques of embroidery include: wrong needle embroidery, random needle embroidery, net embroidery, all embroidered, lock silk, gold-worked, shadow gold, circled gold , velvet, scraped, poked, sprinkled, Picking flowers, etc., the use of embroidery mainly includes life and art decoration, such as clothing, bedding, tablecloths, stage, and art decoration.


Embroidery, which is called needle embroidery in ancient times, is a technique of embroidering the needles to form the designed pattern on the textiles . Because embroidery is mostly done by women, it is an important part of "neddlework." Embroidery is one of China's ancient handicrafts. China's hand-embroidered craftsmanship has been around for more than 2,000 years. According to "Shang Shu", the system of Zhangfu which was more than 4,000 years ago, stipulated "paint  and embroider the clothes." In the Zhou Dynasty, there is a record of the definition of embroidery. The embroidered products of the Warring States Period and the Han Dynasty unearthed in Hubei and Hunan are of high standard. In the Tang and Song Dynasties, the needles are fine and the color is rich. The embroidery was used for painting , calligraphy, and accessories. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the embroidered palace was very large, and the folk embroidery was further developed. Su embroidery, Yue embroidery, Qian embroidery, Xiang embroidery and Qian embroidery appeared successively, they were known as the “five famous embroidery”. In addition, there are also Gu embroidery, Jing embroidery, Qian embroidery, Lu embroidery, Qian embroidery, Qian embroidery, Han embroidery, Ma embroidery Miao embroidery and so on. Each one has its own style, and it has been passed down to the present.

In Weinan region, Embroidery has been passed down from generation to generation throughout the city. There are hundreds of varieties of flower patterns. Mainly used on pillows, child hats, wraps, curtains, insoles, bed circumferences, sewing kits, purses, animal toys, etc. The contents are mostly about flowers, birds, worms and customs. The women in Shaoguan area embroidered peony and lotus flowers on the both ends of the cloth horse, symbolizing rich and elegance respectively. They are exquisite and very durable. With the changes of the times, the content of the embroidery has been updated. At the same time, some traditional embroidery has entered the foreign trade market.

Zhongzong Anle Princess of Tang has two hundred-bird skirts, all of which are treasures of the world. It is a dress made of natural feathers. Feather embroidery can not only embroider landscapes, but also embroider various daily necessities pillows, feather embroidered carpets, and feather embroidered garments.


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