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.
Over the centuries, our canal-filled water village developed into a beautiful city and attracted a large population of aristocrats, scholars and artists. Suzhou was called the Venice of the East by Marco Polo. During Imperial China, Suzhou's wealthiest residents build a series of private gardens that are unbelievably old and beautiful, 69 survived the centuries and today are popular tourist attractions.
These elaborate gardens are enormously popular in China and are a major status symbol. Suzhou's ancient gardens have been restored and are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wonderful replicas of Suzhou's famous gardens can be found in the West. Portland, Oregon is Suzhou's Sister City and built Lan Su Chinese Garden, to delight locals and tourist. The Astor Court, located in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is a re-creation of a Suzhou-style, Chinese-garden courtyard. And, Darling Harbour's Chinese Garden of Friendship is another fantastic homage.
In Feng Shui, bridges symbolize connection, the strength that comes when two or more things are combined. As in the West, "Bridge Burning" means a relationship has ended badly and finally.
This famous bridge has special meaning, for romantics, it's called the "Matchmaking Bridge". In this case, this bridge is a connection to the heavens, the Guanyin Buddha, the goddess of mercy and compassion. This connection to Guanyin is thought to lead to wealth and success, which is critical for finding the very best mate.