Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra
The Hmong are one of the hilltribes living in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. One of signatures of this group is their Batik Art used in their garments. The following photos reveal the process of creating this art. The base material is hemp and the dye is indigo.
The garment is usually crimped after the dyeing is complete and cross stitch embroidery is added.
An example of a crimped skirt made out of 8 metres:
Hilltribe textiles are exhibited in the wovensouls collection.
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