Once A Sign of High Social Status; Embroidery
Though handcraft of embroidery is known to exist since 5th century BC in China, Nordic countries during the years 300-700 AD, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo at the height of Islamic culture, the medieval Europe, and Ottoman Istanbul, it is a striking fact that the techniques and the materials used have not changed!
It has always been a sign of high social status; a hobby practiced by the wives and daughters in the courts or palaces of the sovereigns.
Disregarding computerised embroidery, during the last few years, handcrafted embroidery has grown rapidly in popularity both as a hobby and as collector’s items. Still with the needle, canvas, and silk, wool or linen yarns...