1524 Vietnamese Batik Gaiwan or Teapotpouch
1524 Vietnamese Batik Gaiwan or Teapotpouch
1524 Vietnamese Batik Gaiwan or Teapotpouch
1524 Vietnamese Batik Gaiwan or Teapotpouch

1971 Vietnamese Batik Gaiwan or Teapotpouch

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The modern lifestyle has made its footstep in the ethnic villages of Vietnam, bringing many new ideas and customs. Fortunately, the Black Hmong group still manages to maintain their cultural identity and is proud of it. Besides different cultural features, their indigo painting technique is what intrigues many people.

In the villages of ethnic groups, it is normal to see women with blue hands. That is the trace of the work they have been doing all their lives: dyeing indigo to make their traditional costumes.

After the fabric is woven into square pieces, the Hmong women cut it into smaller parts according to different purposes. But whatever it is, they always put some decorations on it. For the ethnic people, making their own clothes is like a sacred ritual and decorating is a way to connect with another spiritual world. Batik makes the fabric shine at its simplest!

The H'Mong people create batik patterns using a tjanting tool, a traditional pen used in batik with a wooden holder and a metal tip.

Without written language, patterns are formed from trees, forest and birds. Formed from a square, circle, triangle, parallel, zigzag ... They are used as embellishments for everyday clothing household items, and ceremonial use.

While processing batik throughout, pattern making requires precision, high concentration and artistic senses, as no change can be made after drawing.

Batik is a textile technique in which hot liquid wax is used to draw patterns on the surface of a fabric. In Hmong culture, hemp fabric is traditionally used along with natural indigo leaves to give the fabric a dark navy blue color. When applied to the surface of the fabric, the wax cools and dries to act as a resistance to the indigo dye, leaving that part of the fabric with the patterns in the original color. When the dyeing process is complete, the wax is removed with heat and the pattern becomes visible.

Gaiwan of the image is not included.

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