ISBN 9781602200159 Chinese Embroidery


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Chinese embroidery is one of the most popular traditional arts of China, reflecting the superb skills of the Chinese people and their love for beauty, as evident in the rich, colourful and exquisite creations. This book gives a brief history of Chinese embroidery, the different schools in different ages, their styles, knowledge about selection and the collecting and preservation of embroidered articles. It also explains and analyses twenty-five kinds of needlework for Chinese embroidery with exquisite pictures, teaches comprehensive application of these basic skills and presents over forty exquisite embroidered pieces both for daily use and artistic appreciation.  Contents: 1 X 152 Page Hardback With 200 Colour Illustrations Author: Shao Xiaocheng Author Bio - Shao Xiaocheng is a Chinese embroidery artist and the director of the Beijing Shao Xiaocheng Embroidery Research Institue ( She is a senior national master of arts and crafts and a member of the Internationale Organisation Für Volkskunst (IOV) of UNESCO. She has spent thirty years creating many pieces of embroidery whilst also researching the history, theories and practice of the art. 

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