Chinese Silk Painting: Its History and Spread to the West

Posted by Amanda Mailer & Shengfei Zhu on June 29, 2013

Originating from China, silk painting (Chinese: sichouhua 丝绸画) is an art form with over 2000 years of history that involves applying colored pigment to silk cloth. Like its silk embroidery counterpart, silk painting preceded the invention of paper.