Weaving products are hand-woven grass, bamboo, willow, rattan, palm, jute and straw articles for daily use. Weaving materials are abundant, to a degree. Laborers learned to obtain materials from local sources a long time ago. The technology is exquisite, the assortment is plentiful, the style is novel, and the modeling is pleasing to the eye.
Embroidery is one of a number of Chinese arts and crafts with a millennia-old history. Many believe embroidery developed subsequent to silk production. Whether its techniques originated first in the homes of villagers as a handicraft or were begun and refined by skilled artisans within palaces or the sumptuous homes of wealthy merchants or officials is impossible to determine, and indeed is probably irrelevant.
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