Tag Results for: Embroidery  Found: 35 Results

Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Artist At Work Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Nov 14, 2011 by Chinavine

To make each box, Zhe begins with a mat that he weaves from Chinese sorghum stalks. After sweeping the mat to remove dirt and dust, he wheat-pastes pieces of newspaper to the mat and traces an outline for the box’s ...

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Insole Embroidery: Li Ruo Fen 李若芬 – Introduction Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted May 2, 2011 by Chinavine

Li Ruo Fen is a 65 year old grandmother who makes both shoes and insoles. These insoles are for both boys and girls. Embroidered insoles are said to make people happy. Li Ruo Fen learned this technique from her mother ...

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Sister Meal Festival – Silver Craft & Embroidery Guizhou Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Chinese Folk Art by Yang Xianrang and Yang Yang Women who use colors and symbolism to express sentiments such as love, hope, protection of children, and happiness traditionally create Chinese folk embroidery. Among the Miao, who use embroidery to record ...

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Cultural Heritage Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

In China’s traditional culture, men work the land and women take care of domestic duties. Females must be skillful at crafts such as spinning, weaving, embroidering, and shoe making. Only a woman who possesses very good craft skills will be ...

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Gallery Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Painted boxes below depict butterflies, birds, fruit, and a variety of flowers.

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Needle and Thread Boxes: Zhe Yong Qing & Sun Xiu Ying – Introduction Xiaozhan Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 20, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhe Yong Qing and Sun Xiu Ying, a husband and wife team, create “needle and thread boxes” from their home in Xiaozhan village. They both learned the craft from Zhe’s mother.

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Shoe Embroidery: Zhang Yi Gui 张艺桂 – Cultural Heritage Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 17, 2010 by Chinavine

Aesthetic conceptions, cultural traditions, ethics and morals, as well as the fashion of different dynasties, have all been expressed through the art of embroidery. Chinese embroidery has four major traditional styles: Su, Shu, Xiang, and Yue. 1. Su is the ...

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Shoe Embroidery: Zhang Yi Gui 张艺桂 – Gallery Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 17, 2010 by Chinavine

Embroidered shoes reflect a sense of elegance, refinement, and tranquility. The themes used in shoe embroidery come from ordinary everyday items like animals, birds, and flowers, and from village traditions. It is customary in Quan Bei Village for young boys ...

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Shoe Embroidery: Zhang Yi Gui 张艺桂 – Artist At Work Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 17, 2010 by Chinavine

This video shows Zhang Yi Gui carefully hand-embroidering shoes.

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Shoe Embroidery: Zhang Yi Gui 张艺桂 – Introduction Quan Bei Village, Shandong Province Posted Dec 17, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhang Yi Gui is in her eighties and lives in Quan Bei Village. Working alongside Miao Yu Zhi, her daughter-in-law, Zhang Yi Gui embroiders designs for children’s shoes. It is customary for small babies to wear the embroidered shoes with ...

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