is one of the traditional classical handicrafts in china and its processing technique had been recorded in THE COLLECTION OF ANCIENT AND MORDEN BOOKS of Song Dynasty. BlueCalico has many kinds of patterns and is rich in figures with two main styles: WHITE BASE WITH BLUE PATTERN and BLUE BASE WITH WHITE PATTERN. Those are looks festive and lucky. By adopting the pure cotton cloth as the raw material, using lime, sticky rice and soya to make paste and oilpaper to engrave for starching and resist-printing, and being dyed with the indigo carmine extracted from the blue grass, After washing off the loose color, the bluecalico looks more clear and bright with classical beauty.
The blue grass(also named DAQING or BANLAN) is a Chinese traditional herb. The garments dyed with indigo has been widely welcomed for its unique advantages of skin-protecting, insect-proof and benefit for health.
Last Century, People use plant to dye fabrics whenever area and status. However when morden industry comes, sythenticdyeing material soon domained the market of its easy and cheap.But the chemical material is harmful to our health and environment. Now natural plant dyeing gains welcome. It becomes popluar for its harmless and history.
Indigo print is hand-print cloth which is produced according to chinese customary art procedure.it has bright colour and elegant pattern. For thousands of years it has been made into garments, sheets, aprns, table cloth , beding wear and so on. Indigo print is called JIAO HUA FABRIC in ancient,the pattern are all from folk collection. In the aspect of adhering the traditional art procedure, we have made amelioratation in art procedure and technology with adopting paper cutting, Suzhou sewing, wood carve, etc. These enrich people's taste and inject new energy in the traditional indigo print, This is unique in the world.