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Traditional Chinese art of embroidery

Guangming Online)  09:21, November 13, 2012

Part of the Song Dynasty silk scroll Silkworm Breeding. The painting shows the silkworm breeding scenes in Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces. ( by Wang Shucun)

As we all know, silk is the invention of China, and for a long period of time, China was the only country producing and using silk. In Chinese legend, Lei Zu, the royal concubine of the Yellow Emperor, was the first one to raise silkworms and make silk.

High development in spinning pushed further forward the art of dyeing and embroidery,adding beauty and vivid expression to traditional Chinese handicrafts.

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