Chinese Traditional Folk Embroidery Carp Motif

Chinese Traditional Folk Embroidery Carp Motif

Despite the top site claims to be Scandinavian Embroidery, I’m going do digress a bit into the Chinese as well. This is because China has so much beauty to offer with it’s traditional embroidery.

This beautiful carp roundel was made somewhere between 1880-1920 as part of a wedding valance in the Yunnan province of China. It has four other roundel motifs on it, which I might reconstruct as well.

Evidently, the carp lays quite a lot of eggs and are therefore a symbolism for fertility.

All the same, I’m quite happy with how it ended up and you can find it in my shop here


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