Vintage Batique Indigo fabrics have been collectible for centuries. Various batik patterns identify the region from where the vintage indigo fabric originates.
Shown here is a large example of an intricate pattern created using a dye resist technique known as batik. Hot wax is carefully placed on to white hemp, cotton, or linen that will resist the color when the cloth is dipped into a vat of indigo dye. The dedicated textile craftspeople of many Asian hill tribes expressed their creative talents in this form of decorative cloth work.
Batik fabric motifs like butterflies are popular.
Vintage Adian indigo batik motifs also include the lotus and swimming koi. The perspective in this antique indigo textile is as though you were looking into a large pond.
the blue color of the indigo can vary depending on how old and how much use the vintage Asian indigo has seen.
which Hill tribe indigo is for you? There are as many variations as there are visual preferences.
Watch for future posts on specific regions and eras where these incredibly beautiful textiles were hand loomed and batik dyed.