~ Featuring ~
* Inherited Technique - 100% Hand Painted in Traditional Wax Knife and Bee Wax *
* Authentic Tribal Art - Creative Figures and Geometric Shapes Unique to Ethnic Miao *
* Aboriginal Artwork - some Abstract Symbols and Totems Rooted from Ancestor *
This aboriginal yet passionate wax batik painting is hand created by an ethnic Miao lady artist (or Hmong, same rooted) using traditional wax knife to draw. Miao is a very artistry tribe rooted in the remote mountainous Southwest China. They enjoy expressing their artistic talent and aesthetic in the form of batik art (as well as embroidery and silver ornament). You will find many creative figures and geometric shapes that are all aboriginal, with abstract symbols and totems that could be traced some 2000 years ago.
Miao batik is all manual and the process is rather tedious. It involves wax drawing (with traditional wax knife using beeswax), repetitive dyeing and wax melting. This technique could be dated back to Han Dynasty (220 AD). It was lost among mainstream Chinese but kept very well by ethnic Miao, where United Nation (UN) has named Miao batik costume as one of the world cultural relics. With its aboriginal technique and distinctive style, this ethnic artwork would be a nice addition to flourish your home.
In 2006, Chinese government aligned with United Nation UNESCO heritage policy, accredited Miao Batik an Intangible Cultural Heritage, recognizing its contribution on cultural diversity and human creativity, and safeguarding this human treasure to be kept alive.
“Miao batiks are plain, naive, rough and powerful. Its shapes, not confining to exact details of natural images, are boldly diversified and exaggeratedly drawn, making it vivid and passionate!”
Item #: GZMILR150
Measurements: 33 x 42 inches
Material: Wax Batik on Cotton
* IT IS ORIGINALLY DRAWN BY ETHNIC MIAO ARTIST, NOT A REPRODUCTION *