Date:October26,2019,Friday

Duration:10:00am-12:00noon,2hours

Event:ChineseEmbroidery

Location:Suite911,A.C.EmbassyHotel,No.26DongzhimenwaiDajie,ChaoyangDistrict,Beijing

Embroidery,afolkartwithalongtradition,hasanimportantpositioninthehistoryofChineseartsandcrafts.Initslongdevelopmentembroideryhasbeeninseparablefromsilkwormraisingandsilkreelingandweaving.

Chinawasthefirstcountryintheworldtoweavesilk.Silkwormsweredomesticatedasearlyassome5,000yearsago.Theproductionofsilkthreadsandfabricsgaverisetotheartofembroidery.In1958,apieceofsilkembroideredwithadragonandphoenixwasdiscoveredinastateofChutomboftheWarringSatesPeriod(475-221BC).Morethan2,000yearsold,itistheearliestpieceofChineseembroideryeverunearthed.EmbroiderybecamewidespreadduringtheHanDynasty(206BC-AD220)andmanyembroideredpiecesdiscovereddatebacktothatperiod.