Interesting to see the process of waxing the design onto the cotton fabric before the indigo dyeing. Unfortunately just missed a photo of the woman who was doing this by hand with a small 'tjanting' tool.
Before and after.
Other designs. There are many opportunities to buy indigo lengths around the Sapa area. These examples come from a walk in the Cat Cat Village tourist area. You pay to enter this area and can see a cultural performance in a hall at the waterfall. The batik waxing was also here.
Many colourful blankets on the path down to the waterfall.
No, I didn't buy one, but did succumb to another wall hanging, featuring a collar or jacket patch, similar to the one below.
Travel is an exciting & large part of my life, combined with creating fabric, stitching art quilts & enjoying textile traditions around the world.
I work in the quilting industry; exhibit, judge, curate, tutor & write.
These are some of the threads of my life.