Shu Brocade and Embroidery-Chengdu is nicknamed “Jincheng” (Brocade City), and the silk weaving industry in the city possessed national fame in the ancient times
Shu Brocade and Embroidery
Chengdu is nicknamed “Jincheng” (Brocade City), and the silk weaving industry in the city possessed national fame in the ancient times. Shu Brocade features various colors and a unique technique for extracting colors from plants. Several hundred designs are used by the minority nationalities in southwestern China. Silk-woven, but durable, the brocade has a soft feel. Shu Embroidery has enjoyed a reputation for superb craftsmanship. With a unique technique and elegant colors, the products look like Chinese ink and wash paintings embroidered on satins. Functional as well as artistic, Shu embroidery appears on quilts covers, screens, pillow cases, clothes, shoes, etc.
With a history dating back to about 2, 500 years ago, Chengdu lacquer ware is renowned for its unique gloss, its durability and the ability to resist corrosion and aging. The complicated technique of lacquer-ware making has remained nearly unchanged to this day.
Silver inlaid wares
Chengdu silver inlaid products are made with silver threads no thicker than 3mm (0.1 inch) inlaid on a silver background. As a traditional area for silver inlaid technology, Chengdu shares its reputation with Beijing, which is famous for the applied weaving technique. Delicately shaped, the silver inlaid products appear on screens, tea wares and vases.
Woven bamboo products
Chengdu bamboo products are not only household necessities but also decorations. Bamboo can actually be woven around porcelain rough cast. This amazing technique can be seen in Chengdu; in various bamboo products, such as bamboo sticks, baskets and fans.