Fine Chinese Wearable Aesthetics: 100% Silk layered Handmade Coat in Wool, Original Su Embroidery Design by Interact China
* 100% HANDMADE, NEVER FACTORY PRODUCED: Each beautiful Coat is originally designed and created by Interact China using the traditional art of Su Embroidery
* ETHICALLY SOURCED: Each product is made 100% with natural and locally sourced fabrics - we source our materials from intangible cultural heritage to recreate modern and unique designs inspired by Chinese and oriental culture, to bring them to your door at a fair price
* MATERIAL: 100% wool shell and lining with Su Embroidery. Luscious feel, high durability. Measurements: shouler width 17.3", sleeve length 21.7", waist 36.2", chest 35", garment length 48"
* GLAMOROUS FUSION INSPIRED BY ASIAN TRADITION: An elegant Mandarin cut with fine Chinese aesthetic details to create an Asian-inspired bon-ton winter look.
Su embroidery or su xiu 苏绣 originates in the city of Suzhou in Jiangsu province. Suzhou is often called the "Venice of the East" in celebration of its rich history and culture. Above all, it is famous for its production of world-renowned embroidery, which ranks amongst the highest quality embroidery in the world.
Su embroidery is known for using fine silk, balanced compositions and dense stitching with both thick and thin threads. These techniques require generations to master and the skills are passed from mother to daughter. An embroiderer has to remain seated for a long period while remaining focused throughout. A single piece can take months or even years to finish. First, the embroiderer secures a firm piece of silk over a wooden stretcher. The design is then sketched onto the fabric by drawing simple outlines. These are then filled in: the more intricate areas use thinner thread.
In 2006 Su embroidery was designated as an intangible cultural heritage of China, and in 2018 the technique was selected as one of the first of China's national traditional craft revitalisation and protection objects.
Elegant and Vibrant Contemporary Look Rooted in Chinese Aesthetic Tradition.
This mesmerising coat spices up your bon-ton style with exquisite oriental taste! Exclusively designed by Interact China in soft entrancing wool fabric, this article features a Qipao-style profile detailed with mandarin collar, frog buttons, a delicate pastel palette, and is finished with playful furry details, an entrancing floral and animalistic needlework coming from the millennary Su embroidery tradition. Wear this coat on a dark-toned sheath dress to complete your elegant autumn outfits or one of our Qipao for a full Asian immersion.
Care instructions: Dry clean to protect the embroidery and make sure that the silk fabric maintains its softness and brightness.
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With this purchase you contribute to our great cause! Interact China is a social enterprise committed to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage by promoting their products worldwide. We travel around China and Southeast Asia to work directly with the local artisans and bring their beautiful handicrafts directly to your door. Thank you for supporting us!