King Silk Art makes silk embroidery wall art, 100% hand-stitched by Master Artists in Suzhou, China. Our artwork, Susho, is completely natural, created with tiny needles and pure silk thread. Susho is a 2500 year old family tradition, with a unique and fascinating history.
This inspiration for this SushoÂ® was Vincent Van Gogh's Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, painted in Arles, France. Vincent van Gogh was born in Holland, where sunflowers are ubiquitous, and he painted many variations throughout his life. In 1888, Paul Gauguin invited van Gogh for a visit at his house in Arles, along with other artists, the plan was to paint together and share experiences.
Earlier, while they were both in Paris, Gauguin traded one of his own paintings for 2 of van Gogh's sunflower paintings, so van Gogh knew his host enjoyed his sunflowers. He decided to paint a series of 5 as a gift, this is one of them.
One of Van Gogh's most popular works, the original is hanging in Munich, Germany's Neue Pinakothek. Van Gogh love of layering paint, creating texture to evoke meaning, is beautifully recreated by our silk artists' mastery of layering stitches.
In Feng Shui, the sunflower symbolizes longevity, good luck and success. Its yellow color signifies vitality, hardwork, intelligence and attracts wealth.