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Close-up of silk embroidery pattern

Shanghai Textile Industry 上海纺织产业

Great embroidery demands great technical and artistic skills even on these factory pieces. Notice how the edge of the leaf is feathered into the next area. The technique creates a much more natural look and a smooth appearance to the embroidery. Keeping your hand steady with flashes going off is something of a skill too.

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