This is a BEIJING STITCH HANDMADEGIFT POUCH! BOTH SIDES EMBROIDERED!. It is very beautiful-a must have for your collection. In China, as a custom, a girl began to learn embroidery at the age of about seven. When married, the pouches made by the girl would be given to the relatives and friends as a gift or manifestation of her deftness in handwork.Secondly, on the Dragon Boat Festival, Chinese people often insert Chinese mugwort to exorcise the five poisonous creatures. When the girls made pouch, they also filled it with mugwort and perfumed grass.Thirdly, pouch also served as a gift between young girls and boys as a symbol of love.this is more the olive tone.According to the Chinese there are two main divisions of embroidery, “chih wen” and “tuan chen”. “Chih wen” uses the long and short stitch, while “tuan chen” involves the seed stitch used in Beijing which is also known as the French knot. The stitches most commonly used by the Chinese include 1) satin stitch – which is further classified into long and short 2) Beijing stitch or French knot 3) Stem stitch; 4) Couching; 5) Chain stitch; and 6) Split stitch. All of these stitches are known in the west. Many westerners find Chinese embroidery a little over done. The Chinese satin stitch when done to perfection is exquisite in its fine detail. The use of gold thread for the French knot, for which the Chinese have a special gift, is characteristic of their work. Sometimes even such light material as gauze and paper were embroidered to demonstrate the fineness of the work.HANDMADE SILK BEIJING STITCH 3 1/2" WX 3" H/1940'S RARE.SHOP MY STORE FOR MORE GREAT GIFTS AND UNUSUAL ITEMS~!!ALL JEWELRY COMES WITH A FREE GIFT BAG.TAKE A LOOK!! Find your Treasure at SandrasTreasureofthesea.