Thursday, December 24, 2015

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 06: CZ Embroidery-CZ Museum 潮繡-潮州博物館

Cantonese embroidery (粵繡)

along with Suzhou embroidery (蘇繡)

and two others are the big-4 embroideries

 

and Chaozhou embroidery is

one of the sub-genre under

Cantonese embroidery

with over 200 types of

needlework involved

 

these are table covers 桌圍

usually used for praying altar

some actually belong to association

therefore the name is denoted on there

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡

 

Chao’An Siamenese Association

Chao’An folks in Siam, probably

and Guandi Temple (below)

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡

 

some are actually gifts

birthday / opening / moving house

and this is for a birthday

the theme is like the “rich and famous”

are attending a birthday celebration

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡P1310190

 

and these are the auspicious gifts

different flowers, fruits etc

with auspicious significance of their own

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡

 

clothes

the blue one is seriously lovely

but I am not sure how (ridiculous) will I look

if I ever put on one

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡

Opera costume

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館 - Chaozhou Embroidery 潮繡

Taoist costume

usually worn during performance of ritual

P1310200

 

the really contemporary building

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館

 

other than us

there were another family of 3

on a Sunday afternoon?

almost hesitated if I have walked

into the right place

Chaozhou Musuem 潮州市博物館

 

as we made our walk out

into the much normalized civilization

opposite the museum

大潤發 Darunfa Hypermarket

 

Chao Zhou Old City 潮州古城 series

0.5: In/Out ChaoZhou 出入潮州

01: Kai Yuan Temple 開元寺

02: Memorial Arch St 牌坊街

03: Jiadi Lane 甲地巷

04: Huang Ancestral Hall 已略黃公祠

05: Guangji Gate & Bridge 廣濟門.橋

06: CZ Embroidery-CZ Museum 潮繡-潮州博物館

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