Depicting National Prides in Embroidery
Date: 12/06/2019 | Source: Naenara News | Read original version at source
Pyongyang Embroidery Institute was founded as a small studio in May 1947, and moved to a Korean-style building erected on the bank of the Pothong River in May 1978.
It houses excellent embroideries in its show hall and other places, conjuring up an image of an art gallery.
The institute is staffed with excellent embroiderers who have acquired multifarious techniques and skills of the Korean embroidery with a long tradition.
However, techniques are not all needed for realistically portraying original designs in embroideries. Every embroidery work requires tremendous concentration and extraordinary patience of the creators, who work with needles using different types of stitching and threads for several days and even for months.
Embroiderers of the institute devote their all to producing fine embroideries, depicting variable motifs.
Recently they have created elaborate embroidery works of national symbols of the DPRK, such as magnolia, pine tree, goshawk and Phungsan dog.
Steady efforts are made to improve the embroiderers’ level of technical knowledge and skill, develop new techniques and arouse the public awareness to embroidery.
A large number of reserve embroiderers are trained under the instruction of professional embroiderers with versatile knowledge and rich experience.
A lot of embroideries produced by the institute, including both-sided embroidery, Paektusan Secret Camp in Spring, are preserved as national possessions.