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Palestinian embroidery exhibition tells history of female embroiders

Palestinian embroidery exhibition tells history of female embroiders

Collections of traditional Palestinian dresses and pieces of traditional embroidery have been showcased at the Palestinian museum, in the town of Birzeit, near central West Bank’s Ramallah city, revealing numerous stories of Palestinian women and their handmade embroidery. Labor of Love is the name of the exhibition launched by British artist Rachel Dedman who said she has been exploring and researching Palestinian embroidery for the past four years, until she came out with the exhibition showcasing traditional dresses across Palestine. Traditional embroidery is handmade weaving of thin silk braids that...

Chinese Embroidery

Chinese Embroidery

Chinese Embroidery There are also many fine pieces of embroidery from the Sung dynasty.  We know from historical records that the Sung Emperor Hui Tsung (1101-1126) established an embroidery bureau called the “Wen Hsiu Yuan”.  It also is well known that many of the finest pieces were copied in the Ming and Ching period and it is therefore difficult to definitely attribute many of these pieces. It is difficult to be precise as to when embroidery first was practiced in China but based on archeological excavations of tombs it at...

Embroidery in Different Culture

Embroidery in Different Culture

Embroidery in Different Culture England Embroidery became popular in England in the Middle Ages, when artisans started to use it to decorate royal tapestries and garments such as dresses and robes. Embroidered tapestries were often used to record history, and the craftsmen used rich metal-based thread to add depth and literal richness to the picture. Embroidery continued to be an important part of the nobility’s wardrobe, with opulent designs in both monochromatic and vibrantly colored palettes. As embroidery continued through the 16th and 17th centuries, designed became more subtle and...

Origin and history development – Chinese Embroidery

Origin and history development – Chinese Embroidery

Origin and history development – Chinese Embroidery According to the Book of History or Book of Documents (Shangshu, an important ancient Chinese literature classic), the ancient monarch Shun’s clothes were different from others. There were six embroidery patterns of sun, moon, stars, mountain, dragon, five-colored insert on his upper outer garment, another six embroidery patterns of drinking vessels, algae, fire, rice and Fufu on his bottoms. This should be the earliest record about Chinese embroidery. Embroidery was first developed by local women to decorate their clothes, pouches and bedclothes. The...

Korean Traditional Embroidery

Korean Traditional Embroidery

Let’s discover the beauty of Korean traditional embroidery. This gallery is on Ganghwa-do Island, Incheon. A collection of over 100 pieces of Korean traditional embroidery has been on display since January, representing the zenith of Korean handicraft. Korean traditional embroidery shows the ultimate art of handicraft. With every stitch epitomizing the labor and dedication required, this traditional legacy is gaining momentum once again with slick 21st-century allure. “I rarely see these types of embroidery pieces because they are less today, and I live in the city.” “I was impressed by...

Fashion with Hmong people in Vietnam

Fashion with Hmong people in Vietnam

Fashion with Hmong people in Vietnam Each ethnic group has its own costumes and each family has their own patterns, which are specifically made into tailored suits for every family member. Among them, the Black Hmong people dominates not only because of their larger population, but also thanks to the beautiful embroidery brocades they create, whose style appears to be both modern and exotic. Sapa, as well as other northern mountainous regions in Vietnam, is the perfect place for slow-fashion lovers to explore handicrafts and eco-friendly fashion. Visitors have the...

Textile or Brocade is a famous product of the ethnic minorities in NorthWest Vietnam.

Textile or Brocade is a famous product of the ethnic minorities in NorthWest Vietnam.

Textile or Brocade is a famous product of the ethnic minorities in NorthWest Vietnam. Hoa Binh Province is composed of different ethnic groups like Muong, Thia, Dzao and Hmong, among others. The Muong people in particular are very adept in weaving and intent on keeping their craft, especially in the districts of Lac Son, Tan Lac and Cao Phong. However, with the onset of industrial production and other technological advancements, preserving the art of weaving becomes a very limited struggle, if not on the verge of extinction In contrast, the...

Vietnam’s textile-garment exports still increased in the first first eight months of this year but at a slower pace than in the same period last year

Vietnam’s textile-garment exports still increased in the first first eight months of this year but at a slower pace than in the same period last year

Vietnam’s textile-garment exports still increased in the first first eight months of this year but at a slower pace than in the same period last year. Vietnam shipped abroad US$18.7 billion worth of textile-garment products in the January-August period, up 4.4% year-on-year, according to the Vietnam Cotton and Spinning Association (VCOSA). VCOSA vice chairman Nguyen Hong Giang said the growth slowed compared to that in previous years and below expectations due to a lack of orders and falling demand on global markets. If the tough situation continues, it will be...

Vietnam Textiles in Embroideryviet.com

Vietnam Textiles in Embroideryviet.com

Vietnam Textiles Vietnam textiles have been amazing for centuries, Vietnam has been silk weaving and creating beautiful embroidery. During feudal times silk was thought of as a great luxury, only worn by kings, queens and mandarins. Through out history and its dynasties, Vietnam has always had rules concerning colour, ornamentation, style and fabric of clothes worn by aristocrats. The clothes of those in power featured the royal symbols of dragons, phoenixes and tortoises. There are many artistic avenues through which the Vietnamese express themselves such as silk painting, theatre, and...

Project in Tuyen Quang expected to be completed by 2017 and seize opportunities from TPP

Project in Tuyen Quang expected to be completed by 2017 and seize opportunities from TPP

Project in Tuyen Quang expected to be completed by 2017 and seize opportunities from TPP On 5 ha with 40 production lines and 2,000 workers, the factory will have a capacity once fully completed of 2.5 million products each year and earn annual revenue of VND800 billion ($36 million). Vinatex kicks off $5.85 million factory The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) began construction on October 7 of a factory in Son Duong district in northern Tuyen Quang province with initial investment of VND130 billion ($5.85 million); a key...

Exports of handicrafts

Exports of handicrafts

As hundreds, and then thousands, of farming villages began organizing themselves to sell their traditional crafts — like lacquerware, textiles, straw mats, noodles, fans and incense — they came to symbolize Vietnam’s eager embrace of capitalism after a ruinous postwar period of Communist restrictions on free enterprise. When Vietnam began a tentative engagement with the world economy in the mid-1990s, Thanh Ha in embroideryviet was one of the first people to see profit in his local craft, embroidery, and he joined with other villagers in marketing it for export and...

Traditional Hmong Textiles-Buying Guide

Traditional Hmong Textiles-Buying Guide

Traditional Hmong Textiles-Buying Guide Hmong people are easily spotted by their colourful handmade outfits, from embroidered hats to handwoven baby carriers. As the Hmong don’t traditionally have a written language, textiles have become a form of visual expression. Fabric motifs are often inspired by nature, such as snail shells, animal teeth, ferns, seeds and even cucumbers! The Hmong people are recognisable from their bright, detailed dress, much of which is readily available to buy as souvenirs. We share seven simple steps to buying traditional Hmong clothes and textiles that benefits both you and the Hmong community. The Hmong are...

Garment imports from Vietnam

Garment imports from Vietnam

U.S. spends big on textile, garment imports from Vietnam Trailing far behind the U.S. was the European Union (EU) in the second position with US$3.06 billion, and Japan with US$2.52 billion, growing 5.7% and 6% against the year-ago period respectively. South Korea ranked fourth with US$2.34 billion, surging 12.2% over the same period last year. Pham Xuan Hong, chairman of the HCMC Association of Garment-Textile-Embroidery-Knitting (AGTEK), said the sector’s exports grew 10% in the year to date. The sector expects to maintain high export growth in the remaining two months...

XQ embroidery village 

XQ embroidery village 

XQ embroidery village XQ Historical Village was built by XQ Embroidery Company near the Valley of Love. With a skillful hand, a craftswoman pays their soul into each stitch to make the lifelike pictures, so the viewer gets much emotion. From traditional embroidery and non-stop effort in creating of craftswomen, XQ hand embroidery becomes a unique art and contains Vietnamese national character. XQ embroidery picture is not only the product in traditional decoration, but also the artwork containing mysterious beauty, which sublimate emotional aesthetic of viewer, wake up national cultural...

Hmong Embroidery Launched

Hmong Embroidery Launched

B To the untrained eye, the boxes stuffed with embroidered tapestries, pillow covers and clothes stored at a St. Paul archivist’s home may look like a pile of pretty things. Hmong: Virtual Museum Of Hmong Embroidery Launched A virtual museum has been launched to preserve the intricate artwork of the centuries-old Hmong traditional embroidery. The website displays over 200 pieces of embroidery. But to those behind the first-ever virtual museum of Hmong embroidery, those boxes are treasure chests full of dragon tails, elephant feet and mountains. The swirls and geometric designs...

Preserving Vietnam’s weaving and embroidery tradition

Preserving Vietnam’s weaving and embroidery tradition

Preserving Vietnam’s weaving and embroidery tradition Vietnamese textiles are constantly being created new designs, multi colors, softness, smoothness, coolness … which are better, suitable for the modern trend, meeting the demand of various ages and cultural identities of ethnic groups, each local, each residence area by designers. However, trade villages and designers have not still ignored the ancient capital and the traditional patterns of textiles and embroidery products in the storehouse of the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s ethnic groups as well as in the traditional craft villages, in...

Embroidery- Textile Production in Europe

Embroidery- Textile Production in Europe

Embroidery has a long tradition of both professional and amateur production in Europe and was practiced universally. Professional embroiderers’ organizations or guilds existed in Europe at least as early as the Middle Ages, and work of a professional quality was also done in convents, particularly in Italy and France. The church was one of the most important customers for high-quality embroidery. All of the textiles involved in the liturgy—priests’ vestments, hangings, even Bibles—were commonly embellished with some form of embroidery. Religious vestments, in particular, typically had elements of embroidery in...

HAND EMBROIDERED WORLD BY THAI WOMEN IN QUY CHAU

HAND EMBROIDERED WORLD BY THAI WOMEN IN QUY CHAU

HAND EMBROIDERED WORLD BY THAI WOMEN IN QUY CHAU Located in the west of Nghe An, a big province that connects the north and central parts of Vietnam, Quy Chau is inhabited by Thai ethnic people whose tradition is based in rice cultivation and the crafts of textiles and woodwork. Due to their proximity with Laos and a long history of trade, cultural resemblances between Thai people in Nghe An and in North Laos is visible in many aspects including textiles. Hand embroidery is a heirloom technique mastered by Thai ethnic artisans in Quy Chau, Vietnam. Using their...

Handicraft Villages in Vietnam

Handicraft Villages in Vietnam

Silk: Van Phuc Village, Ha Tay Province Situated on the bank of Nhue River, about 10km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products. A girl in traditional costume made from Ha Dong silk of Van Phuc Village Ha Dong (Van Phuc) silk is smooth, lightweight, and has an elegant appearance. Beauty of Ha Dong natural silk scarves Ceramics: Bat Trang Village, Hai Dung Province The 500 year old ceramic making village Bat Trang is located about 10 km away from Hanoi...

Everything You Need to Start embroidery

Everything You Need to Start embroidery

Embroidery has humble roots, which is great news for beginners; it’s an easily accessible craft to start. Supplies are inexpensive and the techniques range from basic to advanced. You might even know some of the embroidery stitches—many of us learn to sew from a parent or grandparent, as the skills of embroidery are traditionally passed on from generation to generation. Hand embroidery has seen a major resurgence over the past several years—particularly among contemporary artists who incorporate thread into their work, or use the embroidery hoop as a frame for fabric...

Shu embroidery is a relatively recent Chinese embroidery style

Shu embroidery is a relatively recent Chinese embroidery style

Shu embroidery is mostly concerned with showing the joys of life, and has been used in many different pieces, both practical and decorative, Although what we now think of as the Shu style matured in the Qing dynasty the Sichuan area has a history of producing embroidery that dates back several hundred years, and  Shu embroidery is considered to be one of the end products of the evolution of this long history.  With many natural subjects depicted in colorful threads, . Shu embroidery is a relatively recent (by Chinese standards) Chinese embroidery style,...

Travel to Vietnam, What did you discover?

Travel to Vietnam, What did you discover?

  Coffee filter and coffee To enjoy the flavour of their exquisite coffee bean to the fullest, Vietnamese brew their coffee on the spot in tin coffee filters that sit on top of glasses. Freshly brewed coffee then drips into the glass and is drizzled with a layer of creamy and sweet condensed milk. This type of Vietnamese coffee concoctions is becoming one of the most famous coffee beverages in the world. Besides local coffee powder, you can also purchase a traditional tin filter and Vietnamese condensed milk to make...

The Vietnamese Hand Embroidery

The Vietnamese Hand Embroidery

In Vietnam, embroidery work is a handicraft that existed long time in the past. The history of this traditional work connected closely with the spiritual history of the Vietnamese women in the past. From the first century, women of Vietnam also embroider in order to decorate the house, move over to show the confidence, sentiment and to make beautiful for themselves. Other international topic can be found in Vietnamese embroidery products. In some pictures, artists may use up to 500 different colors and threads spread on to a huge cloth material to...

What to buy when visiting Hanoi

What to buy when visiting Hanoi

Handicrafts: Handicrafts in Hanoi varies from lacquer ware, mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture, ceramics, sandalwood statuettes, watercolours, oil paintings, prints and assorted antiques (real and imitation). Hang Gai, To Tich, Hang Khai and Cau Go Street are significant shopping destinations. The price ranges from 3-7 USD depending on each item. Silk and Embroidery: Tourists can not miss authentic traditional silk when visiting Vietnam, a typical Eastern country. There are some differences in the way locals make silk in each region of Vietnam but the Van Phuc village in Hanoi has been renowned...

Traditional textile and garment in vietnam

Traditional textile and garment in vietnam

Brocade Brocade weaving is practiced by the Cham ethnic group across areas of central Vietnam. Stylized designs are embellished with many types of designs such as: flower, bird, tortoise, gong, jar, elephant’s tusk. The colours have significant meaning in the brocades for example red represents passion and love and yellow meaning the light & the harmony coordination between human and nature. The Vietnamese brocades are woven in small communities that have a rich tradition of silk weaving. The symbols and patterns are a part of their heritage and history. The...

History of Embroidery

History of Embroidery

Embroidery and most other fiber and needlework arts are believed to originate in the Orient and Middle East. Primitive humankind quickly found that the stitches used to join animal skins together could also be used for embellishment. Recorded history, sculptures, paintings and vases depicting inhabitants of various ancient civilizations show people wearing thread-embroidered clothing. In Siberia, around 5000 and 6000 B.C. elaborately drilled shells stitched with decorative designs onto animal hides were discovered. Chinese thread embroidery dates back to 3500 B.C. where pictures depict embroidery of clothing with silk thread,...

Embroidery is making a comeback

Embroidery is making a comeback

Embroidery increasingly features in the international collections. Stella McCartney stitched performance materials such as Aertex with swirling squiggle motifs in orange, blue and yellow. Jumpers and jackets at Christopher Kane came with scrawls of free-hand thread doodles. In his Americana-themed collection Marc Jacobs embroidered jumpsuits with schoolbook sketches of broken hearts and roses. Gucci’s  fondant-pink show invite arrived in a gossamer pouch stitched with delicate flowers  – paving the way for models dressed in cardigans with trompe l’oeil bows and flowers. When Louise Gray recently embroidered a Jack Wills cashmere hoody for...

Traditional craftvillage in Vietnam

Traditional craftvillage in Vietnam

Embroidery Villages Thanh Ha Thanh Ha (An Hoa, Hoa Ngai, Ung Liem) is located next to Highway 1A, there are 2,626 households with 9,699 people in 7 villages. Of the 2,626 households, 2,002 households accounted for 76.2% embroidery, with 5,740 employees participating, of which the main earner has 2,684 people, workers, and labor is hired 2,896 people to 160 people. These figures demonstrate that Thanh Ha commune of households and the number of employees do most provincial embroidery. Tools and equipment of the embroidery village very simple. Labour mostly handmade. The...

Vietnamese Embroidery Painting

Vietnamese Embroidery Painting

In Vietnam, embroidery work is a handcraft that existed long time in the past. The history of this traditional work connected closely with the spiritual history of the Vietnamese women in the past. From the first century, beside the flag embroidered “to requite country’s debt and home’s revenge” by the rising up in arms of Hai Ba Trung, women of Vietnam also embroider in order to decorate the house, move over to show the confidence, sentiment and to make beautiful for themselves. Worked completely by hand, each embroidery painting is...

Vietnamese textile hill tribes

Vietnamese textile hill tribes

1.  Stitching the stories of legends and sorcery into each outfit, one of the many gods will come down to earth and possess the spirit medium whom wears it. Only very special people are chosen by the temple to preform this role, men provide the vessel for the female gods and women embody the male. Viet Kinh devotees use a staggering 57 costumes in their spiritual ceremonies whilst worshiping the Gods of the Four Worlds. Costumes can vary in price depending on the wealth of the temple and craftsmanship. The most expensive attire will use the...

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