Cantonese embroidery

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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.[1][2]

Cantonese embroidery is highly regarded for its full composition, vivid images, bright colors, multiple embroidery techniques, smoothness, and evenness.[3] 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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  1. ^ Tingting, L. I. N. (2013). The Beautiful Bird in the South, Flying and Crowing: Thoughts on Embroidery Work. Design Research, 3, 009.
  2. ^ Craft, V. H. Academy of Visual Arts Bachelor ofArts (Hons) in VisualArts Programme. History & Theory, 8, 15-4.
  3. ^ "Cantonese Embroidery – The Fading Folk Memory – Cantonese Embroidery, Cantonese Enamel & Guangdong Ivory Carving". Retrieved 2017-09-28.