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Mastering silk: Chinese Embroidery

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  • What:
    Free talks & tours
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  • Where:
    Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Embroidery is a universal technique, a simple way to add colour and decorations to an otherwise plain fabric.

Early examples survive from ancient Egypt, Iron Age Northern Europe and Zhou dynasty in China (1027 -221 BCE). In China, the strong, continuous filaments of silk were expertly utilised in a variety of techniques, bringing out the shimmering and lustrous quality of silk. Join Curator Helen Persson as she explores these techniques in a lecture which celebrates Chinese New Year.


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