Imprints on Cloth is a beautiful book that pays tribute to the rich textile traditions of the vibrant Miao people. Tucked away in the serene mountainous province of Guizhou (southwest China), this remarkable community has lived in harmony with nature, using simple and hardy materials from the region to produce breathtaking textiles. 217 more words
The last couple of months, I've been trying to read and learn more about indigo dyeing processes and how they're practiced across the world. I found this fantastic book that provides a peek into a small community called the Miao (Guizhou, China) for whom indigo is a way of life! The book includes basics like indigo dyeing using wood ash to the bizarre like using pig's blood to create sheen and lustre. I love the way the authors have religiously tried to capture the Miao practices as they are without any filters / opinions. Here's a short note I wrote on the book for WSN.