Cushion Cover, Pink Lotus and Fish by Oriental School


Cushion Cover, Pink Lotus and Fish


Oriental School

Ref GM2755
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 27" x 26" (68 x 66 cm)
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This beautiful ornate cushion cover design is embroidered with pink lotuses and birds. 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.