THE FINE DETAILS
A traditionally handwoven Hmong hill tribe indigo hemp batik that has lost it’s indigo shade over the years, resulting in a unique grey appearance. It features a faded batik pattern along the length with some vintage aging and wear throughout, notably on the off-white stripe.
This fabric length was taken from a vintage Hmong dress – sourced directly from Hmong hill tribe communities in Northern Thailand.
Approximate dimensions : 95in long x 12in wide.
CRAFT & CARE
Hill tribe textiles are highly sought after by crafters as well as by collectors of world textiles – the thick texture makes them ideal for homeware, cushions and upholstery, while the hand drawn batik designs and deep history behind every piece produces uniquely beautiful products. Vintage textiles are often worn, with a rustic appearance holding a story all their own.
For washing hill tribe textiles we recommend washing separately, by hand, and letting shade dry.
Our textiles are packed with loving care and sent from Northern Thailand via tracked airmail which should reach you in around 12-21 days standard airmail (US, UK, EU, AUS, ASIA), or 5-10 days via Express.
For more detailed information regarding shipping (options, customs duties, return information etc) please see our FAQ page HERE
ABOUT HMONG TEXTILES
The Hmong are one of many hill tribes including the Lisu and Akha, that are found throughout the border regions of SE Asia. Using traditional methods passed down generations they create their bright embroidery, deep indigo dyed clothing and rich textiles that are steeped in meaning and tradition.
INDIGO PLANT DYE
Indigo dye has been used for thousands of years by civilizations all over the world to dye textiles. As much as 1 tonne of leaves is needed to produce just 2kg of dye. Natural indigo is also a sustainable dye; after the pigment has been extracted the plant residue can be composted and used as a fertilizer and the water reused to irrigate crops.