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 – 907), the motifs on the Shu Brocade had included lanterns, balls, lions, larks, cranes, peacocks, and different kinds of flowers.
Shu Brocade works have a wide range of ornamental and practical applications, such as garments, quilts, pillowcases, screens, scrolls, articles of clothing, ladies’ shoes, and a host of other articles of both practical and artistic purposes, such as tapestries. The Shu Brocade has also become an integral part of the ornament of women in the ethnic groups of southwest China.