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 landscape was inspired by a painting by Tang Bohu, born in Suzhou, China. He lived in the 15th/16th centuries and was a scholar, painter, poet and calligrapher. He is one of the most famous artists in Chinese history.
Tang Bohu became a legendary figure, immortalized in Chinese folklore as a romantic scamp and mischievous rascal, called the "Flirting Scholar".
A famous Tang Bohu story is about his romance with Qiu Xiang. Tang Bohu was travelling, and saw a procession walking behind a sedan chair. There was a beautiful girl in the procession and he fell in love at first sight.
Tang Bohu followed them and found the girl was a favorite slave of the Prime Minister's wife. To woo Qiu Xiang, he wore a disguise and asked the Prime Minister for a job. He charmed his way into a job as a tutor for the Prime Minister's sons.
Everyone else loved him, but Tang Bohu annoyed Qiu Xiang. Frustrated, Tang Bohu told the Prime Minister he was leaving for a job that included a wife.
Upset, the Prime Minister offered Tang Bohu a big raise and the pick of his wife's slaves to stay. There would be a line up of girls in the main hall the next day. Tang Bohu happily accepted the offer he had engineered.
Qiu Xiang outsmarted him, talking the wife into letting her skip the line up. Tang Bohu complained to the Prime Minister when he couldn't find Qiu Xiang. In the end, Qiu Xiang and Tang Bohu were married. On their wedding night, Tang Bohu confessed his true identity and when Qiu Xiang learned everything he had done to win her heart, she melted. The fact that she had married a wealthy celebrity, not a poor scholar, was a nice bonus.