Folk Embroidery

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Folk embroidery is a form of self-expression. Embroideries by women, for their personal use or for use by their families are a mirror of their life, culture and religious beliefs. Their aspirations and desires are also reflected in these embroideries.


[edit] Folk Embroidery in India

[edit] Folk Embroidery in Europe especially Hungary

[edit] Folk Embroidery in China

[edit] Did you know

  • The metal needle was invented during the Bronze Age (2000-800 B.C.) Egyptian Kings were ornamented by a net of coloured silk thread or beads as early as 2100 B.C.
  • The oldest examples of chain stitch in China date from the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.)

[edit] References

  • Needlework through History, An Encyclopedia by Catherine Amoroso Leslie
  • Indian Folk Arts and Crafts by Jasleen Dhamija

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