Keeping the Ancient Craft of Tin Embroidery Alive

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In a remote village in Guizhou Province, China, generations of artisans have been making handmade suits embroidered with tin.

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This is the only place in the world where this type of embroidery, called Miao embroidery, is done. After 500 years of tradition, the practice is disappearing.

Long Nv San Jiu, a fourth-generation tin embroiderer, says she hopes to teach others this fine craft before it is lost to history forever.

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Tin thread is quite difficult to work with and requires a lot of patience and practice to make. This is a how-to project for making a reindeer leather keychain with tin embroidery.

SOURCEGreat Big Story
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