On Aug 25th, the “Highlights of Cantonese Handicrafts” exhibition opens at Prince Kung's Mansion in Beijing. The exhibition focuses on the history, culture, and inheritance of Cantonese embroidery, and will last until September 24th.
Yue embroidery or Cantonese embroidery is originated in Guangdonng Province. It is one of the four oldest schools of Chinese embroidery, which can be dated back centuries and enjoy a high reputation around the world.
On the exhibition, dozens of vintage pieces in testimony to Yue embroidery's sophisticated techniques are shown to the public. Some of the pieces were exported products, which are the tailored-made patterns for European clients. Some also have been brought back by private collectors. The modern works showing the endeavors of artists today to diversify the age-old craft are also exhibited there.
Prince Kung's Mansion is Beijing's largest and the best preserved Qing Dynasty princely mansion. Being constructed around the year 1777, the mansion covers a total area of 60,000 square meters. Inside of this mansion, you will be absorbed by the artificial hills. There are other absorbing sightseeing spots such as Liubei Kiosk, Anshan Hall, Dule Peak, and Yaoyue Platform.