This post is contributed by my mother Laura, who spent the summer in Taiwan.
Although some few elements are sewn by foot powered sewing machines (no electricity) the amazing sculptural elements can only be done by hand. The artisans work at bamboo trestles where the embroidery frame is tied to the bamboo sawhorse. Thus it is easy to adjust a frame to fit any size tapestry.
Padding under the silver thread adds height.
Another bench, another work in progress possibly even more elaborate than the first.
And yet another!