When I entered Chinese Embroidery Artistic in the Xuanwu district, I met an American tourist named Sara. Sara was about to wrap up her China visit, and wished to bring some souvenirs for her family and friends. She was very glad that a local friend pointed out this exquisite embroidery shop.
Chinese Embroidery Artistic sells a large variety of Chinese embroidery from Suzhou, embroidery capital of China. The people there have weaved embroideries for over 2000 years. Their works aim to create a deep sense of transparency, depth, or motion. Each piece may take weeks, months, or even years to complete.
Although Sara did not know the history behind Suzhou embroidery, she could still appreciate the product. ¡¯I am totally overwhelmed by the fine work¡¯, Sara said. She happily bought several pieces, all while listening to the owner explain a bit about the works in English.
The shop offers cross-stitch and double-sided embroidery on various subjects: animals, flowers, landscapes, and portraits. Prices start from as little as RMB 150.
What I appreciate
Exquisite work, good service
What customers appreciate
Amazing designs, reasonable prices
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