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Chinese Temple Embroidery 3: Extreme Sculpture

This post is contributed by my mother Laura, who spent the summer in Taiwan. Extreme sculptural 3D effects are common in the tapestries. The dragons especially seem about to leap from the surface and fly free. Those silver spiral horns … Continue reading

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Chinese Temple Embroidery 2: Still in Tainan

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) ┬áthe amazing sculptural elements can only be done by hand. The artisans work … Continue reading

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