Artworks of Shu Embroidery for sale in the museum. [Photo by Jiang Wanjuan/chinadaily.com.cn]
A thriving art in the Han Dynasty, Shu Brocade reached its apex in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) and was the specialty of ancient Chengdu. The technique of Shu Brocade weaving was listed as China’s national-level intangible cultural heritage in 2006. It takes two people working at the same time on a traditional Shu Brocade patterning tower loom to produce the brocade.
The Chengdu Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum opened in 2009 and is composed of three parts: the exhibition of Shu brocade and embroidery, artworks for sale, and a workshop where visitors can get up close with craftsmen.