HMONG INDIGO BATIK

Batik geometric designs on indigo-dyed hemp or cotton is a hallmark of the 'Blue' Hmong. Traditionally used as fabric for a young girls' pleated skirt on her new year costume, designs utilise straight lines only.

 

 

Before dyeing, liquid wax is drawn on the raw cloth with a home-made pen, which is held facing backwards on the palm of the hand. Lines are drawn with arm movements and not with the wrist. Skilled batik artists (Hmong women) use no pattern or ruler to guide them.

 

 

These days, most Hmong buy factory-printed fabric instead but, by creating other products that display the artistry, this cultural skill can survive with a new market of admiring outsiders.

 

 

VISIT

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(September 2019)

35 Bamrung Muang Rd.,

San Chao Por Sua,

Phra Nakorn, Bangkok

10200

OPENING HOURS

Mon. - Fri. (ex. public holidays)

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.