Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Why is this unusual? Because it is EMBROIDERY.

My camera could not take a picture which conveys the stitching in this amazing work of embroidery.

This fierce and even terrifying raptor is created from the finest silk thread and tiny stitching (about 1.5 x 1 metres in size). I think it is a sea eagle, was part of an incredible exhibition seen at the Shanghai Art Museum. It was unusual for me to go to an exhibition of embroidery in the first place – my assumption was that such work was all of flowers and subjects of that kind. There were plenty of those too, but all just challenged me to hold a different kind of view. As the unusual usually does.

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