Vintage Batik textiles from China are traditionally indigo blue and white. The base cloth is usually woven from hemp and occasionally there is linen in the weave. Natural indigo dyes are applied with a technique also called paste resist. A wax pattern is applied to the white cloth then the wax resists the indigo blue dye when the textile is submerged into the vat. All the areas covered with wax won't absorb the color leaving a beautiful white pattern behind. The large vintage Chinese batik in the photo above has patterns known to be from the Nanjing people.
Vintage fabrics hand crafted of indigo blue and white are always a popular choice for home decor, especially if you are looking for one of a kind items. The two pillows above were made in my studio from vintage Chinese batik and African mud cltoh. I decided to add a bit of hand embroidery to the Chinese batik patch to give it more focus. These one of a kind vintage fabric pillows are available in my Etsy shop or this website store.
Vintage batik and vintage mud cloth were used at the base of the two pillows seen above created by Homegirl Collection. The soft indigo color is a calming compliment to the neutral ivory and white textiles in the room.
The vintage Chinese paste resist textile seen above was one of my favorite textiles in the shop. It recently sold through my Etsy store and I was sad to see it go. But I was pleased that it was moving on to a new home. The design of this particular vintage Chinese batik textile is quite bold. The white pattern really stands out against the deep indigo blue color. The imperfect cloth and the unevenness of the pattern are what make this one of a kind vintage textile charming. It can hang on a wall as art or it would look striking draped over the back of a sofa or foot of a bed.
The pillow pile above is a recent small batch of vintage textile pillows. The pillows on the top are made from vintage Chinese batik that was quite faded but still a beautiful shade of indigo blue. As you can see the indigo of ;the Chinese batik compliments the indigo in the vintage African mud cloth pillows. Mixing and matching these indigo textiles are what will provide your home with character and uniqueness. Of course if you are a DIY person, I offer the vintage indigo textiles in my Etsy shop and here in the Morrisey Fabric on line store.
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