This artistic handcraft work of cross stitch is named 'Qin qi shu hua', which is a picturing of a famous Chinese ancient saga novel - there are eighteen chinese ancient beauties, who are the characters in the novel, are living in this exquisite cross switch. There are actually four different scenes combined and jointed perfectly in this work: music (qin), chess (qi), book (shu), and painting (hua). This is why we use the name 'Qin qi shu hua' as the abbreviation for these four Chinese traditional studies, which were the represents of education and also a sign of carriage trade, especially for females in ancient China.
The surface of this art work is very smooth, each needle is very uniform, the back is very clean,, it can be used as room decoration, collection, etc.
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