CHINAEUROPE AFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
Home / Art

Embroiderer uses fabric to recreate famous Chinese picture

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-14 14:05
The picture Along the River During the Qingming Festival, or Qingming Shanghe Tu, recreated by a Chinese woman with bits of fabric is displayed in Beijing, China, Sept 7, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Working for two years, a Chinese woman used bits of fabric and palace embroidery techniques to reproduce the picture Along the River During the Qingming Festival, or Qingming Shanghe Tu, in which went on display in Beijing on Sept 7.

She required 40 meters of fabric to make the vendors extending all along the great bridge, called the Rainbow Bridge.

The craftswoman Jia Dashuang is a third-generation inheritor of Beijing palace embroidery, a traditional handicraft that originated in the palace and served royal families in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911).

After the fall of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), this handicraft was introduced to common people and developed into the present technique, where fabric is mainly stacked, patched and supplemented by embroidery.

In order to capture the original colors of the picture, she had to repeatedly dye the fabric, and at last, she had to color it once again like painting to achieve the desired effect.

In the process of creating the picture, she developed new techniques, such as making pleats that stand out and superimposing materials, endowing the work with new creativity.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next   >>|
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US