Vintage Chinese indigo with intricate batik patterns is almost always sturdy enough to make pillow covers. The five pillows seen above are just a few of the examples of Chinese batik patterns to be found in the market. Pillow covers are a great way to repurpose vintage Asian indigo, especially if it has areas of wear or stains.
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New versions of Chinese batik indigo fabrics can be found in the market. But I prefer to use vintage indigo textiles when creating something. The hand made details and uneven fading add a personality that can't be had with new indigo fabrics.
Vintage Chinese indigo can be found in every shade of blue. Faded or crisp clean blue and white, Asian indigo batik fits into most every color story you can dream up.
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The wing back chair above has been upholstered by a skilled craftsman using vintage Chinese indigo with a classic batik pattern. Asian indigo is also called paste resist because the decorative pattern is applied to a white or natural base cloth of hemp, linen, or cotton blends. The cloth is then dipped into a vat of indigo dye. The dye does not penetrate, it resists, the dye wherever the wax or paste has been applied.
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An attribute of Asian batik indigo fabric is that it so easily coordinates back to other indigo cloth. The faded Chinese batik pillow coordinates nicely back to the deeper blue African indigo pieces on the couch.
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please visit my online store or Etsy shop for a nice selection of vintage Chinese batik textiles. Message me if you don't see one you like. I may be able to locate just what you're looking for.
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