Shanghai Woolen Needlepoint Tapestry Online Exhibition

As some of you may remember, the Center hosted a summer-long exhibition on Shanghai woolen needlepoint tapestry in 2019. This part of China’s national intangible heritage took center stage and visitors to the Center could admire the great skill and meticulous care going into each work.

Now that we are all staying home, the China Cultural Center in Brussels and the Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts are bringing Chinese culture to your screens! By launching an online exhibition including new pieces, we hope to rekindle your appreciation. For those who missed last year’s exhibition, this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the refinement of Chinese craftsmanship for the first time.

Feel free to zoom in on the details of the works, for example the innovative needle skills used to make the pandas’ fur look extra vivid.

Check out this video to learn more about the fascinating process of creating a woolen needlepoint tapestry. You get a sneak peek of the behind-the-scenes craftsmanship that is crucial for each piece.

Organized by
China Cultural Center in Brussels
Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts