Name: Used Hmong Batik Hemp Fabric
The Flower Hmong people of Lao Cai Province make new outfits for themselves for each New Years celebration. They then turn their used clothing into new items, or sell off parts fur repurposing. These two pieces shows are examples of the handspun, handwoven, wax resist indigo dyed hemp fabric that is used in their skirts. On these examples, you can see the bleached lines from being worn as a pleated skirt. These pieces are softened from use, feeling like your favorite pair of jeans, but being hemp, will last for a very long time. Reuse these by making another skirt, blanket, or wear as a scarf. Beautiful as a long wall hanging also. One of these pieces has some bright pink acrylic thread stitched on for bright contrast, which can be left as is or easily pulled off.
Size: 15.67 ft x 12 in.
Origins: Lao Cai Province, VietnamView Cart