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Gradient Wotuo (swirl pattern) Scarf

Gradient Wotuo (swirl pattern) Scarf

Regular price $208.00 CAD
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Miao batik or la ran (蜡染), from Guizhou, China, is a wax-resist dyeing technique that has been around since the Qin and Han dynasties. Although this craft has been added to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list, it remained largely a local tradition and incorporates many traditional motifs to this day - for example, the swirl or "wotuo" pattern in Miao dialect, is used to commemorate their ancestors.

The scarf on display incorporates this "wotuo" pattern and is carefully hand-painted and hand-dyed. The pattern is drawn onto the fabric with melted beeswax which acts as a dye resistant during the natural indigo dyeing process. This piece is also very versatile, as you may wear it as a shawl, regular scarf or head scarf.

If you are interested in learning more about this craft or the team of talented artisans behind it, feel free to check out our videos and blog posts.

Fibre Content

100% Cotton

Dimensions

75*190 cm

Care Guide

1. Not machine washable. Gently hand wash in cold water with a mild, neutral detergent.
a) Please separate from other garments as these are naturally dyed so may bleed.
b) Do not use bleach or any kind of detergent which contains a bleach additive.
c) Bleach will cause splotching of the indigo dye and damage the integrity of the garment or fabric.
2. Do not wring, and simply hang to dry. Try to also limit the exposure of direct, harsh sunlight.

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