A 2,500 Year Tradition
The earliest piece of silk embroidered art was discovered in China and dates back over 2,500 years. Silk embroidery has been an art form used and perfected through the ages from Ancient China through present day. All of our embroideries are created in Suzhou, home of the most renown silk embroideries in the world, and use the finest materials and highest quality threads.
Over 100,000 Stitches
The quality, value, and aesthetics of silk embroidery all depend on craftsmanship and complexity. Our pieces average over 100,000 stitches with the largest number of stitches in a single piece exceeding 500,000. Many of our pieces utilize 1/4 Silk Thread
, made from a single silk thread that is split into four thinner threads, allowing for more detail and a higher level of craftsmanship.
Each embroidery begins with a single stitch. A master embroiderer takes up to twelve weeks to plan and stitch each of our original embroidery designs to completion. We then use the latest technology to recreate their artwork, stitch by stitch, using state of the art software and embroidery hardware. This allows us to offer hand-made quality embroidery at the most affordable prices.
Framed silk embroidery must be centered, proportional and flat without any wrinkles in the fabric. Each embroidery must be mounted and stretched with precision, a technique that requires experience and skill. Our artisan framers adhere to the highest standards of craftsmanship and have been specializing in framing silk embroidery for over 20 years.
Our soft-mounted embroidery is mounted onto a soft, flexible backing with a cloth mat border. It is the ideal solution if you prefer to frame the silk art yourself or it may be hung as-is. The soft-mount can be cut to any size and may be glued to a backboard for easier positioning. It can also be rolled for storage or shipping.
Shatterproof / High Clarity
Our frames come with either shatterproof polycarbonate or high-clarity float glass. Polycarbonate protects artwork against sun damage and potential mishaps, while float glass provides maximum clarity and scratch resistance. Frames vary with each silk embroidery piece and their details can be found on each artwork's page.