calendar>>November 27. 2009 Juche 98
Pyongyang Embroidery Institute
Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- "Korean embroidery is beautiful. More beautiful are the Korean women." This is a passage of the visitor's book of the Pyongyang Embroidery Institute, which was written by a foreigner. The institute is sited on the bank of the River Pothong.

Visitors can see pretty girls with a hairdo of single-pigtail in Korean chima (skirt) and jogori (coat) working at the trial embroidery creation room of the institute.

They, embroidering the superb view of Mt. Chilbo needle by needle, give visitors an impression of seeing fairies from the heaven.

They have created lots of embroidery works of national treasure which are unique in content and form. Among them are "Kimilsungia," "Kimjongilia," "Azalea," "Lake Samji in Autumn," "Myriad-Shaped Peaks of Mt. Kumgang," "Stream Sobaek in Morning" and "Evening Glow over Kangson."

A large-sized embroidery work created on the basis of the "Picture of Peasants' Life" by Kim Hong Do, a renowned artist in the 18th century, has been highly appreciated for a vivid depiction of it by the application of various embroidery techniques, which gives an effect of solidity.

Many embroidery works of figures, landscape, animals and others produced by the institute are popular among Korean and foreign visitors and buyers for their fresh and unique depiction.

Most of its employees are women.

Its building is a Korean-style one with hip-saddle tiled roof. It has rooms for drawing, production preparation, creation of trial machine embroidery and so on.

The institute takes orders for embroidery works, too.

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