Pillow - Chinese Vintage Batik Lumbar 18x29
Front: Chinese Vintage Batik fabric
Back: white cotton canvas
Size: 18" X 29"
*pillow insert not included.
Care instructions: Dry Clean Only
*Each piece carries a story, therefore some textiles may have minor defects.
Story Behind the Art:
China has a long history of batik production dating back to the sixth century. Today you can still find batik being done by the ethnic people in Guizhou Province, in the South-West of China. Here the Miao, Bouyei and Gejia people use a dye resist method that is different from the Han Chinese. There are also many different sub groups within the Miao minority. The Miao place great emphasis on their costumes which are made up of decorative fabrics which they achieve by pattern weaving and wax resist. Almost all the Miao decorate hemp and cotton (not silk) by applying hot wax then dipping the cloth in an indigo dye. The cloth is then used for skirts, panels on jackets, aprons and baby carriers.