Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Miao Embroidery Exhibition

Liuzhou Museum is holding yet another of its free temporary exhibitions.


This time its an exhibition of embroidery. Now, if you had told me about this I would have responded with a sarcastic “How fascinating!” I’m not the embroidery type.

However, I wandered in yesterday (I regularly use the museum’s front and back doors as a shortcut) and popped in for a quick look. To my astonishment it was quite something.

What we have is a collection of Miao ethnic minority embroidery art from Guizhou Province to the north west of Guangxi.  The intricacy and level of details of many of these works is astonishing. What I saw was definitely art rather than craft.

Here a few photos which sadly do not do justice to the originals (the museum’s lighting is awful).





There are dozens more – a selection can be seen here. The free exhibition is in the temporary display room on the first (ground) floor of the museum. It will run until August 7th. Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9am to 5pm. No entry after 4 pm.

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3 Responses to “Miao Embroidery Exhibition”

  1. Neil Maxwell Says:

    Well done Laowai! The fotos are very good considering the poor lighting.

  2. David Says:

    Exquisite !
    What a shame , for some of us , it won’t be travelling outside China . Any chance of more photos ?

  3. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    I’ll try.

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