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, Sydney, Australia's Darling Harbour's Chinese Garden of Friendship is another fantastic homage.
The scene in this artwork is from The Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou, China, built in the 12th century. Over the centuries, the garden changed hands many times and was even split into three separate gardens. In 1949, the government rejoined the gardens and then restored the garden to its original glory. The Humble Administrator's Garden is now a major landmark in Suzhou.
In Feng Shui, well designed garden images attract positive Chi using a dynamic harmony of colors, textures and the specific benefits of each individual element.