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Topic: Amazingly beautiful Chinese embroidery (many photos!)  (Read 3132 times)
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« on: June 26, 2008 07:54:11 AM »

I did not make this, but I thought you might also like to see some stunning embroidery. My great-uncle was a National Geographic photographer for many years and spent a lot of time traveling mostly throughout Eastern Europe and Asia. On one of his many trips to China he went to a small town which is very proud of their handcrafts, which he was photgraphing for a story. He visited an embroidery factory where all the workers are young girls because by the time they are 20-25 their eyes aren't good enough for the fine detail work they do. He was so impressed with the craftsmanship he made a special trip back to purchase a piece and had a special display frame made for it, which is where I saw it when visiting him for the first time on a recent road trip.

I think it's approx. 10x14 inches and the entire thing was done by hand on super fine silk with silk thread that's about the same thickness as regular sewing thread. I took some detail pictures so you can appreciate the fine craftsmanship and all the work that went into creating this.

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008 08:04:06 AM »

HOLY *@$&!!!!  That is all I can say. I would love to have great of talent, but then part of me is glad to say that I can't do anything near that beautiful.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 08:12:22 AM »

Absolutely stunning! I love how sheer it is, and how your uncle's got it framed so the light shows through. What a beautiful piece of art. TFS


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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008 08:14:03 AM »

omfg. that's ridiculously perfect Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008 08:19:39 AM »

HOLY *@$&!!!!  That is all I can say.
That was my first though too!  I thought this was a painting from the thumbnail... hell, I thought it was a painting after seeing the close-up!

« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008 08:24:20 AM »

I thought this was a painting from the thumbnail... hell, I thought it was a painting after seeing the close-up!

ditto!!  i still can only see "embroidery" in a couple of the pics.  this is beyond amazing!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2008 09:28:21 AM »

That is insane. Wow.

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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2008 10:05:58 AM »

Embroidery always intimidated me... mostly because I hate hand-sewing. In other words I know nothing about the skill, but I have to say that this piece is absolutely stunning. I can't even begin to grasp what kind of work went into that! Wow.

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