“Women who like writting would express their feelings between the lines, which look beautiful. Women who like embroidering would convey their affection through silver needle and silk thread, which look moving.”
Chinese embroidery, also known as silk embroidery and needle embroidery, is one of the excellent traditional Chinese crafts. China is the earliest country to discover and use silk in the world. People began to raise silkworms and reel silk about four or five thousand years ago.
Embroidery, as one of the most representative traditional crafts of Chinese culture, has been exported to European countries through the Silk Road since the Western Han Dynasty, and has become China's earliest national business card.
Gu Wenxia (1931 -), female, from Wuxian County, Jiangsu Province (now Suzhou), is a senior arts and crafts artist and a master of Chinese arts and crafts. She studied embroidery with her mother.
Shenshou was born in an antique merchant's family in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, in the late Qing Dynasty.
Su embroidery has more than 2000 years history which was listed in the first national intangible cultural heritage list in 2006.