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Chinese traditional embroidery craft, arts and culture in a unique ancient times so far in this ancient oriental land, distribution of its unique culture that charm, renowned throughout the world
OUR PRODUCT'S CRAFT INTRODUCTION
Silk embroidery is an art form mastered by China more than 2,500 years ago. From harvesting the silk to dyeing each thread, the process reflects a dedication to traditional art. The final work is an extraordinary work of art, capturing color and light in stunning detail.
You’ve probably seen thousands of oil paintings, but have you seen paintings 100% hand embroidered with silk threads?
Silk embroidery is known as "the pearl of Oriental art" or "the hidden Oriental pearl" due to its exquisite design, unique materials, diverse stitching, exquisite craftsmanship and gorgeous colors. Silk embroidery, as a unique artistic style, is an ideal choice for home decoration and art collection. Its value will not depreciate with the growth of age.
Silk brocade, a hand-woven fabric, often decorated with very fine patterns, has close ties to several different parts of China. But perhaps its longest and most colorful history comes from chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, which is known as China's "splendid city."
Brocade can only be made by two people, who must work in harmony with each other. The corrugation machine that stays on the upper loom is responsible for keeping the warp under tension, and the corrugation machine is responsible for facilitating weft interweaving. The production of artificial Shu brocade is complicated, time-consuming and exquisite.
K 'O-SSU is Chinese silk brocade technology due to its brightness and clear pattern.
"K 'O-SSU" means "cut", and the name comes from the way colors are used to create the look of a cut in a typical style of graphic design (usually a copy of a famous painting). Unlike continuous brocade, in K'O-SSU, each color area is woven from a separate cylinder, making the style technically demanding and time consuming.
DMC holds the belief that ‘from one fine thread, a work of art is born.’ They take very seriously the fact that their textiles are the instruments from which artists and hobbyists create their pieces. From the 19th Century when Jean Dollfus-Mieg began a close and enduring friendship with famous embroiderer, Therese de Dillmont, to today’s close collaborations with artists around the world, DMC understands nothing without their loyal stitchers and textile artisans. From DMS’s pursuit of the perfect textile, to the high environmental standards DMC maintain at factory, to their constant quest for different threads that will excite and inspire, DMC has the same respect and passion for craftsmanship and artistry as its customers. And that is why they have thrived in such an ever-changing world
the four famous Chinese embroideries
The regional characteristics, commercialization and market segmentation of Chinese embroidery make Chinese embroidery industry form a variety of categories with different styles. The Four Famous Embroideries of China refer to the Xiang embroidery in central China's Hunan Province, Shu embroidery in western China's Sichuan Province, Yue embroidery in southern China's Guangdong Province and Su embroidery in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. The most famous brocade are Nanjing brocade, Suzhou brocade and Sichuan brocade. There are other famous styles of minority brocade, such as Guangxi Zhuang brocade, Guizhou Dong brocade and Miao brocade, Yunnan Dai brocade and Hainan Li brocade.
The process of embroidery
The use of varying thread thickness is an important characteristic of silk embroidery. Silk is predominantly used, and the threads usually are as fine as human hair. Su embroiderers usually split each silk strand into thinner threads --in half, in quarters, eighths, sixteenths and so on.
The embroidery process begins by pressing a piece of silk onto a wooden stretcher. Then a simple outline is drawn on the silk, and the artist brings the image to life with fine needles and colored silk threads. The quality of the silk, the fineness of the silk thread, the size and complexity of the screen determine the difficulty and cost of production. A thread can be divided into sixteen finer threads. The thinner the silk, the more exquisite the art. Layer upon layer of threads are built to create dimensions, shadows, and highlights, adding complexity.
A small piece of art may take only half a day to complete, while a large piece of art may take three months or even years to complete.