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Beautiful handmade bag in nankeen cotton. The bag is lined. Measurements: Approximately 40 cm wide and 44-45 cm deep.
The Nankeen indigo dyeing technique, dating back 3,000 years, is native to The Jiangsu province in China. The practice is known as Lan Yin Hua Bu (蓝印花布) and Blue Calico. Using hand-cut paper screens, soybean paste thickened with lime, and natural indigo dye, artisans print beautiful contemporary versions of ancient patterns on locally-grown cottons and linens.
Nankeen indigo dyeing has recently become the first textile craft nominated to China’s prestigious Intangible Cultural Heritage list by the Ministry of Culture, a big honor for a humble tradition.