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Suzhou embroidery shines at CIIE

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2021-09-23 17:57

Bookmarks with Su embroidery shaped as clover leaves, which resemble the main building of the National Exhibition and Convention Center, are official souvenirs of the 3rd China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai from Nov 4 to 10, 2020. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]

Each bookmark is created by soft silk and elegant gold threads with three kinds of traditional Su embroidery needling techniques. They also have a CIIE and the embroidery house logos marked on the back. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb] 

A cuff link with gold-thread magnolia flowers embroidered on it is another CIIE souvenir designed by master Yao Jianping and her team. The magnolia is the city flower of Shanghai and represents the spirit of pioneering and forward-looking. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]

The Fragrance of Magnolia Flowers, an embroidery work which is 12.5 meters long and 4.7 meters high, is a gift presented by master Yao to the first CIIE. It took master Yao and her team of 200 a total of 100 days to complete the work. It was hung in the reception hall of CIIE's main venue to welcome attendees from across the globe with charm and elegance. [Photo/WeChat account: snd-szgxqfb]