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Tong Bao Zhai: A Real Work of Art

[ From: David Cheng | Published: 2007-09-13 Views: 2431 | Booked times: 54 ]
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Few things are more representative of Chinese art than embroidery, especially Suzhou embroidery¡ª¡°the pearl of oriental art¡±.

 

This Sanlitun area-based Tong Bao Zhai Arts Studio carries a large selection of embroidery made by Wang Li Hua, a master of Suzhou embroidery. Her themes center mostly on animals, portraits, landscapes, and flowers.

 

The owner introduced an embroidered painting named ¡°Glassware¡±, where she uses the opaque threads to develop a sense of transparency. Another painting, ¡°The Village,¡± contrasts the water towards the front from the mountains in the back. The details are exquisite, as one can actually see the actual rippling of water. While her animal paintings feature depth of the forest and lifelike nature of the resting animals.

 

Tong Bao Zhai offer customized embroidered paintings, where the customer gives a painting or a photo for Tong Bao Zhai to create embroidery from. The processes take at least 2 months. However, international delivery is available upon request.

 

Prices for the embroidery work range from RMB 6000 to RMB 1,000,000, depending on the size and detail of the painting. Shipping is calculated separately.

 

In addition to the embroideries, the studio also carries cloisonn¨¦, clay pots, and wood carvings. Prices start at ~RMB 100. Although some designs go for more than RMB 10,000.

 

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Welcoming atmosphere and fine artworks

 

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Welcoming atmosphere and fine artworks

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