We don't know where to start with this one. Not only do we love a stunning walk hanging but when the silk colours are as beautiful as this one.. we can't help but keep gushing! Silk embroidery is a significant part of Chinese history that are almost unanimous with the heritage of China long standing history. However, Chinese legends provide another darling story about how silk became to be intertwined what we think of when it comes to Chinese art and craftsmanship.
It is said that, Empress Hsi-Ling Lo-Tsu discovered silk one afternoon, while taking her tea beneath the shade of a mulberry tree. A silk cocoon fell into her cup and as she reached in to pull it out, the silk thread began to unwind, and thus the secret of silk was discovered.
Traditionally, Chinese silk embroidery was used to distinguish rank among people and was applied to garments purposefully, with designs, symbols and colors that were full of meaning.
Many of these vintage embroidery pieces are now draping the walls, tables and ottomans of modern 21st century homes. While several more of these pieces continue to be stored away for safe keeping in homes around the world to be passed down to through many generations to come. It's no secret that our entire mission statement when it comes to interior design and home decor pieces is that you should enjoy them!
We believe that if you surround yourself with your utmost treasured pieces - your house becomes your home. In fact, it becomes a wonderful reflection of the places you've been, the treasures you've collected and those you love. It creates meaning and most importantly, purposeful living.
These vintage pieces are a beautiful nod to ancient culture, heritage and craftsmanship. Make sure you give them the attention they deserve. So go ahead and hunt down that next must-have piece for your home - you won't regret it!!