Taipei 101

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My brother visited Taiwan recently, and took these photos of a gorgeous embroidery hanging on the wall in Taipei 101, which was the world’s tallest skyscraper from 2004 to 2010. He estimates the embroidery was approximately 8 feet by 8 feet (2.44 meters by 2.44 meters). It shows an incredible amount of work! Look at how soft the shading is in the stitching below:

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So, here are photos of a single leaf and tiny flower. I really like the beaded veins, and the long-and-short stitching is incredibly well done.

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You can see this flower on the branch at the very bottom. Here is a photo of the bottom half of the work, so you can see the scale of the project:

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And one last photo of the top right. I am going to have to visit Taiwan myself someday.

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14 Responses to Taipei 101

  1. Noel says:

    Thank your brother from all of us; what a gift he sent from his trip!

  2. Marie-Claire says:

    On ne trouve pas les mots pour dire comme la broderie est belle MAGNIFIQUE bonne soiree Marie-Clire

  3. I used to live in Taipei and have been to the 101 building a few times – even had lunch in the 37th floor restaurant on my last day there!! This piece didn’t seem to be on view then though. Did your bro find out who worked it?

    I plan to do a couple of articles on traditional Taiwanese work soon – look out for those!

  4. You have a well trained brother – none of my friends or relatives would think of taking close-ups, even if they noticed the embroidery!

  5. Anita says:

    wow! Thanks to you and your brother for sharing photographs of this beautiful piece of work.Like Rachel said you have a well trained brother 🙂

  6. *Swoon*
    That is truly beautiful; thank you, Hannah’s Brother, for seeing and photographing it.

  7. Vianna says:

    Gorgeous stuff! I’m not sure we could come up with as many shades of ONE color using our DMC threads … they have some very different stuff in countries where hand-embroidering is considered a trade and an art-form. Thank you for sharing. You do beautiful work as well.

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