Cantonese embroidery (Cantonese Jyutping: Jyut6 sau3; Traditional Chinese: 粵繡), or Yue embroidery, is a style of embroidery folk art of the Pearl River Delta region. It is one of the well-known "Four Great" embroideries of China.
Cantonese embroidery is highly regarded for its full composition, vivid images, bright colors, multiple embroidery techniques, smoothness, and evenness. This style usually use nature or auspicious symbols as the subject matters. Located in a subtropical region with plenty of sunshine and rainfall, Cantonese have had access to a diverse set of flora and fauna, resulting nature being an important source of inspiration for Cantonese embroidery's aesthetics. Cantonese embroidery can be further divided into four styles: woolen needlepoint tapestry, bead embroidery, machine embroidery and "Ding Gum Sau" (the use of silver and gold threads). Cantonese embroidery can be founded on all kinds of objects: hanging screen, clothes, shoes, etc.
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