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.
In Chinese culture,dragons are an extremely important symbol,represented extensively in art,poetry and literature. Symbolically,the dragon represents the emperor's role in mediating between heaven and earth. Dragons are the divine ruler of water; lakes,rivers,oceans and most importantly rain. Worshiping dragons will keep the earth moist,crops abundant and people comfortably cool.
Traditional descriptions of dragons are the head of a camel,horns of a deer,ox ears,tiger's paws,eagle's claws,Satan's eyes and a long beard. The body is snake-like with the belly of a frog and the scales of a koi fish. In legends,a dragon first appeared in the sky at the birth of the 1st Emperor,forever linking them.
From the first century B.C.,embroidered dragons were popular symbols on the luxurious robes of the emperors and high-ranking members of his court. The emperor,his sons and specially designated high-ranking courtiers were the only people allowed to wear emblems with five-clawed dragons; it was a crime for anyone else to wear those specific dragon designs.
In Feng Shui,dragons represent testosterone,male virility and fertility. Dragons also symbolize benevolence,prosperity,longevity and the renewal of life. Dragons are the ultimate good luck charm.