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Beijing Embroidery

        Beijing Embroidery, also known as Palace Embroidery, is the generic name for embroidery products based in Beijing. It was very popular during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, mainly for decoration and clothing in imperial court, with selective materials and fine crafts, making it very elegant. Most of the high standard embroidery by local people were for the imperial court, or royal families.
        Beijing Embroidery is hand made embroidery. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China/ (China’s liberation), Beijing Embroidery has gradually formed its own unique characteristics and style, with exquisite and expensive materials, skillful stitches, bright colors and elegance. The best of Beijing embroidery is “Pin Jin Da Zi” (embroidery done with gold or silver thread coiled evenly), which is very exquisite and matchlessly luxurious.
        As one of the eight consummate handicrafts of Beijing, it once was one of China’s Most Famous Four Embroideries, equally important as Suzhou Embroidery, Hunan embroidery, Gu (Shanghai) embroidery, which are three of China’s Most Famous Four Embroideries today.