Day 17: Zhao Nainai

During teacher support, I visited Zhao Nainai, an elder who embroiders for local stands to sell. We visited her in her courtyard, which, with many others, are shared with other families. She was really kind and showed me some of her work in progress: a 绣花球 and children's shoes. The embroidered ball were extremely detailed, with 牡丹,桃花,and 菊花. I was surprised, since I saw smaller embroidered balls being selled by Sifangjie. I was told that the ones I saw have a good chance to be embroidered by Zhao Nainai, who is one of the distributors for embroidered trinkets. 


I am Audrey T, an 8th grader from Shanghai American School. I have returned from a 28 day trip to Xizhou, and it was a wonderful experience! I will never forget the friendly locals and the stunning view. Special thanks to Mr. T and Ms. Mai for making this wonderful trip happen!