A talented artist spent months sometimes years hand stitching this gorgeous silk art. This hand embroidery is a completely natural form of art. No glues, paint or machinery, just silk, vegetable dyes and a needle.
This unique style of hand embroidery artwork was created in Suzhou, China nearly 2200 years ago to meet the needs of the royal families. The story of Silk Art and Suzhou begins with the beginning of imperial China. More than two millennia ago, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, designated 11 families as his official royal embroiderers. The Emperor placed theose families in a serene water village called Suzhou, about 60 miles west of Shanghai, China. One of these families was the Zhang family, their ancestors. Until the end of imperial China, this silk artwork was only available to the aristocracy of China. Even today it is little seen outside of China. Many of the 11 families are still in Suzhou today creating Silk Art. Forest Qing Zhang, the President of King Silk Art and his sister Mei Zhang, who manages the House of Zhang in Suzhou, are proud descendants of this treasured legacy. Suzhou became an important stop on the Silk Road and evolved into a large and prosperous city.
Today, Silk Art is one of the most renowned traditional folk arts in China. King Silk Art is a completely holistic family business. The House of Zhang in Suzhou is managed by the elder sister Mei Zhang. The House of Zhang cultivates silk worms, produces silk thread, dyes the thread and weaves each canvas. Our skilled and talented artists use these proprietary raw materials to stitch handmade Silk Art. Compared to prints and paintings, silk artwork has a nearly 3D look and very high value. It is a real one-of-a-kind artwork.