"Goddess of Mercy's Tuas embroidery" from Zhongji, Silk and hair combined embroidery, 49.8cm x 104.9cm, collected by Nanjing Museum, China
Skanda's as embroidery, 27cm x 31.2cm, rich colors, lines and different stitches used for this rare ancient embroidery. The face's expression, armor, clothing, ribbon flowing, flames burning, clear boundaries handled well.
Yuan Dynasty (1280-1368) Embroidery
The religious touch of embroidery was strengthened by the rulers of Yuan Dynasty who believed in Lamaism. Embroidery was much more applied in Buddha statues, sutras and prayer flags, besides of clothing embroidery embellishment.
However, Yuan embroidery continued along the path of the Song embroidery on famous painting, nothing further or better, but inherited the realistic styles well. Yuan Embroidery crafted progress less than Song.
A master, who was Guan Zhongji (1262—1319), was good atcalligraphy, painting, poem, and especially embroidery. She had many marvelous works of literature and art and her calligraphy were very well respected in history. She was a devout Buddhist and devoted her life into it. She embroidered many religion related pieces and huge amount work were involved. Some of her works are still remained well today.
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