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Chinese Traditional Folk Floral Mandala

Chinese Traditional Folk Floral Mandala is a cross stitch pdf pattern recreated from a museum piece which is believed to have been first created between 1850-1900 in Western China. Originally embroidered with blue thread on unbleached linen.

I’ve been coming down with a nasty fever, but as I slowly wait for it to past I have not exactly been lazy. I came across an embroidered panel at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) and decided to see if I could make something out of it.

The different roundels on it are absolutely amazing and I hope I did it justice.

If you like this pattern you can find it in my shop.

Chinese Traditional Folk Embroidery Carp Motif

So I know I originally said “Scandinavian embroidery”, but there is so many beautiful things out there it seems like a shame to restrict one self.

This beautiful carp roundel was made somewhere between 1880-1920 as part of a wedding valance in the Yunnan province of China. It had 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