Guizhou Batik pleated blouse
Blue blouse in cotton and silk veil, pleated on the bust, detail in batik dyed with natural indigo and hand-drawn on cotton by the Miao minorities (Guizhou, China). Cold washing. XS Shoulder width 35cm / Arm length 54cm / Bust length 60cm / Chest 98cm S Shoulder width 37cm / Arm length 56cm / Bust length 61cm / Chest 106cm M Shoulder width 39cm / Arm length 58cm / Bust length 65cm / Chest 110cm L Shoulder width 41cm / Arm length 60cm / Bust length 67cm / Chest 113cm Its history: The Miao minority of Guizhou is known for its batiks on cotton. Wax printing (“ran” in Chinese) is a very old technique generally associated with the indigo color that comes from dyeing the leaves of the Indigo plant, harvested in mid-October. The molten wax is applied to the fabric in hand-drawn patterns, which is therefore not as precise as a conventional printing method. Then the fabric is dyed with indigo in cold water. Once the dyed fabric has dried, it is washed in hot water to melt the wax and reveal the design and the more or less deep indigo blue.