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Drawn-thread work

Drawn-thread work is a traditional folk handicraft featuring three techniques—hand-stitching, appliqué and embroidery. Unlike southern drawn-thread work, Beijing drawn-thread work is mainly made of pure cotton fabrics and decorated with hand-stitching and appliqué, incorporating features of handicraft flower-and-bird painting. The product has natural, rich, harmonious and elegant colors. (by Zhu Kai)