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The Chengdu Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum, which is adjacent to the Huanhuaxi Park in the west of downtown Chengdu, is a treasure house of gorgeous silk weavings including screens, garments, handkerchiefs and pillow covers, and an array of ancient looms. Chengdu, reputed as the “Land of Abundance,” has a history of more than 2,000...
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Sichuan embroidery (Shu embroidery) is a general name for the elaborate silk needlework produced in Chengdu and other areas in Sichuan. It has a long history and had already gained national fame in the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), when the Shu embroidery was listed as a tribute item to the royal family....
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The Shu Brocade is endowed with rich cultural and artistic connotation with a high value of appreciation and collection. As one of the most important intangible cultural heritages in China. The Shu Brocade features luxuriant appearance, bright color, elegant pattern and propitious design imbued with rich folklore and regional characteristics. Since the Tang Dynasty (618...
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Shu embroidery ranks along with the embroideries of Jiangsu, Hunan and Guangdong. it is one of Chinese four most famous schools of embroidery, and is best known for its elaborate designs, bright colors, neat needle work and varied subjects. Shu embroidery is the general name for embroidery found in areas around Chengdu, where silkworm-breeding industry...
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