Add a classic Oriental touch to your home decor with this Chinese Batik Stone Art Wall Tapestry.
- Single layer
- Features a loop on top for the insertion of a hanging rod
- Measures approximately 43 inches wide x 28 inches high
This Batik tapestry is hand-painted and uses the ancient 'La Ran' technique to dye the background. Known contemporarily as the 'wax dye' technique, it involves applying wax on hand-woven fabric to prevent the hand-painted pattern from absorbing the dye. As the wax cracks naturally during the dying process, beautiful blue or red lines appears on the hand-painted pattern. These lines are called ice lines.
This Chinese Batik Stone Art Wall Tapestry was inspired by the intriguing carving on the stone walls found in the region. The Story Behind the Art
These beautiful tapestries are one of the traditional art pieces created by the Chinese minority known as Miao people who live in the Southwestern part of China. In this region of China there are many high mountains and historically it has been isolated, hence the Miao people have developed their own unique art and culture separate from the Chinese majority known as Han. Wax-dyed tapestry is one of the well known crafts to come from this. The patterns and methodology used in creating these tapestries has been passed down from generation to generation. Selling through WorldStock allows the Miao people to keep this ancient art form alive. What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.