Cheongsams are full of creativity and such dress can heighten the beauty and the temperaments of the oriental women in the best way. There are many different styles of cheongsams, and the flower patterns are different from each other. The lively images sewed in the cheongsams are so amazing and delicate. When we see this, we may feel that the world is so amazing. People can make such delicate works of art. When it comes to the embroidery, we all know that this art has been famous from the ancient times till now. Among so many different embroideries, the following four types can be the most representative.
Yue embroidery is a general term for the Guangdong embroidery art, which is one of the four most famous embroideries in China. And Yue embroideries including the Guang embroideries which are mostly made in Guang Zhou and the Hu embroideries which are mainly made in Hu zhou. And such embroideries have neat composition, rich and colorful local style. Especially that water retention is the best way to show the characteristic of Yue embroidery. (The embroidered line in the transition and overlap of the patterns) And yue embroidery uses the elegant style to win, and using the Ping jin embroider method with some appropriate brocade cushions, with some slightly elegant colors to make the embroidery more amazing. While the Hu embroider pays more attention to the effect, what I mean is about the magnificent colors, this kind of embroidery use nailing, padding, sticking, splicing and many other kinds of techniques to make the embroidery just like real.
Changsha is the center of such embroidery and this may be hand made with the silk fabrics, which is also one of China’s four famous embroideries. Hunan embroidery has very long history. We have unearthed the Han embroidery which was made in the western Han dynasty and Chu embroidery which was made in the warring period. The method of this kind of embroidery is mainly using the needles. And the workers will use different skills according to the different patterns and different positions of the image, which can make the image be more vivid and can make it be more like three dimensional. Then this kind of embroidery has gradually become the embroidery which is used to record the real lives. And it has become one of the most famous local works of art. Lions and tigers are all the images which we can usually see from the Hunan embroideries.
Su embroidery is just what we usually called as Suzhou embroidery, the original place of this embroidery is the Wu county of Suzhou. The center of this embroidery is Suzhou and it has scattered to the Yangzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Dongtai of Jiang Su province. Jiangsu, the born place of Su embroidery has fertile land. According to the book SHUO YUAN, which is written by Liu Xiang, who was born in Xi Han, long before the spring and autumn warring period, the country Wu has already used the Su embroideries to make the dresses. And during the three kingdoms period, the king of Wu dynasty had asked the sister of Zhao Da to make the embroidery which is called as the List of the Countries. According to the book the Secret of Qing Dynasty, we can know that the embroidery which is made by the people from Song is very delicate. They would use those thin threads to make the embroideries, which are just like the width of the hair. And the color of the embroidery is really brilliant, which can be so fantastic. So we can know that the art of the Su embroidery had a relatively high level in the Song Dynasty at that time.
If you like the art of embroidery, you can come to China and learn more about this section. In china, you can find more delicate and amazing embroideries which you have never seen before. If you like, you can also learn to do the embroidery by yourself. Just imagine that if you use the embroidery which made by yourself to the dress, how beautiful can the dress be? You might feel crazy about the dress which is just designed by yourself, you will certainly like it.