Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum in Chengdu

Why is Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum So Special?

Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum is the only professional place in China to show all the processes of Shu brocade hand-weaving and the history and the culture of Shu brocade and embroidery. Being a unique pavilion with whole set loom for making brocade, Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum settles down to researching silk, brocade and embroidery, copying and recovering Ancient Shu brocade, designing new type brocade for decoration and exploring utilitarian function of Modern Shu Brocade. 

Where is Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum?

Chengdu Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum is located by Huanhuaxi Park in Chengdu. The address of the museum is: No.2, Caotang East Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu. The museum lies about 7 km from Chengdu railway Station, and about 19 km from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

How to Get to Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum?

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

For independent travelers you can 

By Bus: Take buses 5, 79, 82, 83, 84, 100, 111, 123, 147, 163, 805, 848 or 1043.

What to See in Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum

Shu Embroidery

Shu Embroidery is one of the four schools of embroidery in China together with the Su Embroidery in Jiangsu province, the Xiang Embroidery in Hunan province and the Yue Embroidery in Guangdong province. Works of Shu Embroidery featuring the giant panda, crane, golden carp, hibiscus, peony, lotus, bamboo as well as Chinese landscape paintings grace the eye in the museum.

Shu Brocade in Different Periods

There are replicas of numerous sots of Shu Brocade from Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods to Qing Dynasty in Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum. What you can’t miss is the Three Wonders in Late Qing Dynasty, namely Shower Quilt Surface (雨丝被面), Yuahua Jin-silk (月华锦) and Square Jin-silk (方方锦) which combined traditional colorful and creative decoration arts.

Costumes Collections

The most symbolic costumes of Ming and Qing Dynasties include vest, riding-jacket, cheongsam, horse-face skirt and three golden lotuses can be find in the museum. Although considered strange and mysterious, the costumes of Ming and Qing Dynasties and the embroidery pieces collected in this the museum are truly exquisite artwork.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Visitors interested in how embroiders work on the spot can see the father and daughter working together in a quiet corner of the museum.
  2. Common brocade handkerchiefs, scarfs and decorations are usually priced at 100-300 yuan/piece, they are the good souvenir for friends and family.

Nearby Attractions

Edited by Emily Wang/王海玲