currently for sale on eBay. It is from the collection of LiuLin and was worked on 11 ct Aida by a female embroidery artist called Wei Chan Juan, who is 38 years old. She spent 3 years and 2 months stitching this to completion. Nearly 15 foot long and over 2 feet wide it must go down in the Guiness Book of Records as the largest cross stitch embroidery ever. Entitled Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival after a panoramic painting by Song Dynasty artist Zhang Zeduan (1085–1145), it captures the daily life of people from the Song period at the capital, Bianjing, today's Kaifeng. The theme celebrates the festive spirit and worldly commotion at the Qingming Festival, rather than the holiday's ceremonial aspects, such as tomb sweeping and prayers. The entire piece is worked in hand scroll format and the content reveals the lifestyle of all levels of the society from rich to poor as well as different economic activities in rural areas and the city. It offers glimpses of period clothing and architecture. The original painting has been revered and court artists of subsequent dynasties have made several re-interpretive replicas. The painting is also known for its geometrically accurate images of architecture, boats and bridges, market place and stores, people and scenery. It is often considered to be the most renowned work among all Chinese paintings, and it has been called China's Mona Lisa.
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