Mongolian traditional embroidery: “Needle round stitch”
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Mongolian traditional embroidery: “Needle round stitch”

National Center for Cultural Heritage

The unforgettable cultural heritage of the nomadic Mongols, which has long been developed, transmitted and inherited over generations is the art of needlework.

The art of needlework is a result of a great deal of meticulous labor, delicacy, patience, and perception of intellect, hands and eyes at the same time.

The traditional art of needlework consists of general techniques, such as sewing, stitching, quilting, sewing with a forward stitch, single or double stitch and hemming stitch, and more than 20 forms of decorative embroideries, including chain stitch, double-embroidery stitch, herring-bone stitch, satin stitch and needle round stitch etc.

During this ongoing pandemic “Covid-19”, Mrs. Z. Tsengelsaikhan one of the “Most talented practitioners of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mongolia” is transmitting her knowledge and practices associated with Mongolian traditional embroidery, especially the “Needle round stitch” to youths by the online way in cooperation with the Facebook page of “Oyocenter”.
She learnt this knowledge and practice by home training and apprenticeship training during her childhood from her paternal aunt.