Embroidered Silk Banner, with Bats and Clouds by Oriental School



Title

Embroidered Silk Banner, with Bats and Clouds

Artist

Oriental School

Ref GM2761
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 60" x 18" (152 x 46 cm)
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Description  
This beautiful ornate silk design is embroidered with bats and clouds on red silk. Chinese embroidery refers to embroidery created by any of the cultures located in the area that makes up modern China. It is some of the oldest extant needlework. The four major regional styles of Chinese embroidery are Suzhou, Hunan, Guangdong and Sichuan embroidery. All of them are nominated as Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage. Chinese embroidery has a long history since Neolithic age. Because of the quality of silk fibre, most Chinese fine embroideries are made in silk. Some ancient vestiges of silk production have been found in various Neolithic sites dating back 5,000-6,000 years in China. Currently the earliest real sample of silk embroidery discovered in China is from a tomb in Mashan in Hubei province identified with the Zhanguo period (5th-3rd centuries BC). After the opening of Silk Route in Han Dynasty, the silk production and trade became flourishing. In the 14th century, the Chinese silk embroidery production reached its high peak.