Beautiful Flowing Symmetrical Design - 100% Handmade Miao Hmong Wax Batik Table Cloth in Cotton
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* QUALITY HANDMADE PRODUCT, NEVER FACTORY PRODUCED: 100% handmade by skilled Miao Hmong craftspeople in Southwest China / Southeast Asia with expert, original techniques and creative designs - a genuine piece of cultural heritage! *
* FINE COTTON MATERIAL: High density natural cotton makes it resistant to dining room wear and tear, dyed with natural ingredients - natural and organic living! *
* PERFECT FOR BRINGING AN TIMELESS CHIC TO YOUR DINING ROOM: Measurements 47 x 47 inch *
* ETHICALLY SOURCED: We directly partner with and source all our products from genuine ethnic minority groups - each purchase is a unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalized ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
* BRING AN ETHNIC DYNAMIC TWIST TO YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE: beautiful abstracted natural images inspires creativity and freedom of thought! *
Each awe-inspiring table cloth has a mesmerizing geometric pattern depicting creatively abstracted symbols and totemic figures drawn from Miao Hmong artistic heritage. Blue and white coloring celebrates the exquisite traditional techniques and materials utilized by Miao Hmong artists, bringing an ancient craft right into your living space. High quality cotton makes the table cloth durable and machine washable without diminishing its aesthetic charm. Will bring a unique ethnic feel to your dining area alongside a display of candles or flowers. Can be matched with other bright primary colors or more naturalistic designs for a creative style.
About Miao Hmong Wax Batik
Batik, or the technique of wax-resist dyeing, has a history of over two thousand years, making it one of the world¡¯s most ancient crafts. The Miao Hmong people, hailing from Southwest China and Southwest Asia, were some of the first to master the craft.
Subsequently, it has become a central feature of their history and cultural identity; even today the secrets of batik continue to be passed from mother to daughter. The artists first draw onto the cloth with a wax knife or ladao, creating dye-resistant patterns of lines and dots. The cloth is then soaked in dye: traditionally blue from the indigo plant was sourced as it was readily accessible in the mountainous homeland of the Miao Hmong people and could be dyed in cold water without damaging the wax patterns. The wax is then boiled and scraped off, revealing the artist¡¯s design in a contrasting color. This is repeat"several times to create sophisticated natural and geometric designs.
In 2006, Chinese government aligned with United Nation UNESCO heritage policy to elevate Miao Hmong batik to the level of Intangible Cultural Heritage, thus recognizing its contribution to cultural diversity and human creativity with the intention of preserving the techniques of Miao Hmong batik for future generations.
Measurements: 47 x 47 inch