Embroidery on Aida cloth
The embroidery is showing the brown coal power station and the opencast mining in Jänschwalde. Jänschwalde could be considered as the capital of the Sorbs. They still wear their traditional costumes on feast days. Every village has its own symbol, which is embroidered on the women‘s costume to show their regional belonging. In Jänschwalde it has always been the rose and the flax. If one googles the name Jänschwalde nowadays, he or she will only see pictures of the brown coal power station, which always overlays the village with a heavy cloud. It became their new icon.The embroidery is made with 10.000 cross stitches which resemble the image points of a low resolution photo.