Story

This stunning piece is the product of a recent trip Mr. Radford made to our Kaili studio. It is the story of the butterfly mother which plays a direct role in the traditional creation story of humankind held by the Miao people of Guizhou. Our talented embroiders, often local women from the village, came up with this design to reflect their strong feelings about the butterfly and its important role in this tradition. The vivid and colorful butterfly embroidered in natural silk on a base cloth of raw silk creates a sense of luxury and emotion.

Location: Kaili, China
Date: October, 2014