NUIDO – THE FINEST IN EMBROIDERY SINCE 400 A.D:
“Traditional Japanese Embroidery moves into the new Millenium by combining the techniques (Nui) with ‘The Way’ (Do), to become a physical, mental and spiritual journey that is never truly complete.
Japanese embroidery (nihon shishu in Japanese) is an embroidery technique that goes back more than 1600 years. In its early stages Japanese Embroidery was only used for decorating items used during religious ceremonies. Over time, as shishu developed its own unique Japanese qualities and characteristics, it took on a more artistic purpose. According to historians, from the early Heian Period Japanese embroidery was primarily used for decorating costumes of the Ladies of the Court. During these early stages shishu was only available to a select group; only the highest ranks of society could afford such costly work. However, after a thousand years’ sleep, this cultural heritage, the fruit of countless predecessors, is now available to a wider audience.”
The Japanese were always known for their sophisticated taste and techniques and Nuido doesn’t stand behind. Take a look at these amazing pieces of asian art.
Isn’t this the perfect feast for the eyes and soul? Is not just the different combination of colours and shapes but just to imagine the work behind it. We all know that handwork is getting each day more complicated to find and more valuable, but this goes some steps forward, right?
Here’s a video from the Japanese Embroidery Center showing this ancient technique and some of its masters explaining it.