Shu Embroideries, Chengdu
Shu embroidery with special way and skill of weaving is a traditional handicraft. It is also one of the four most famous embroideries in China〔The other three are Suzhou embroidery, Hunan embroidery and Yue (Guangdong) embroidery.〕Owing to its technique of expression and designs, Shu embroidery has won a good reputation of being well-knit and minute in weaving, quietly elegant and delicate and pretty in color, easy and smooth in line design, vividly like a Chinese ink and wash.
Shu embroidery is famous for its varied products, some lay particular stress on articles of everyday use while some on appreciation articles including quilt cover, pillowcases and embroider slippers and so on.
There are two main embroidery factories in Chengdu: Chengdu Shu Embroidery Factory located on East Cottage Road nearby the Washing Flower River and Hanhuang Embroidery Factory at No.11 on Peace Street in the downtown.
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