The Miao minority from Guizhou are known for their high skills in making batik on cotton cloth. Wax printing (“la ran” in Chinese) is a very old technique usually combined with indigo color that comes from the dye of Indigo plant’s leaves, harvested in mid-October. Melted wax is applied to the fabric in patterns, which is therefore not as precise as a classic printing method. Then the cloth is dyed with indigo in cold water. After the dyed fabric has dried, it is washed in hot water to melt the wax and reveal the design and the indigo blue being more or less deep.
Discover the new Batik blouse by CHINOISES with details of handmade batik used on sleeves and neck. This shirt is made of cotton and silk and pleated on the chest. It is available in 4 sizes.