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 Feng Shui, water symbolizes ease, the freedom to swim anywhere smoothly and effortlessly. In combination with other objects, water means that the other benefit should come easily, without delay or obstacle.
Although this scene is from New England, lighthouses are ubiquitous on Chinese coasts, the oldest date from the 8th century.
There is a fascinating mystery about the 1st lighthouse in North America. There is an old stone tower in Rhode Island that was built in the 15th century. Historians and archeologists have no explanation for its existence. The timing does not match known visits from Europeans. Nobody knows for sure who built it and why.
One theory is that the famed "Treasure Voyages" of the Ming Dynasty actually had more ships and reached farther than originally thought. The theory is that Chinese sailors and their concubines were shipwrecked in Rhode Island and built a settlement and a lighthouse to attract rescuers and take astronomical, lunar and celestial readings. There is mounting scientific evidence that this may indeed have been what happened.