Do you know what Nankeen is? I didn’t! Not until Saturday night when Mr. Wonderful got home from his most recent trip to China. While there, he scouted out the perfect gift for me! He had to go off the beaten path in Shanghai to find this place.
They design and produce traditional Chinese cotton cloth here called Nankeen.
These stencils are used to apply a resist before the cotton is dyed with indigo.
This brochure explains more about it. I loved every the creative translation!
And here are the pieces he brought home for me. They are all one meter pieces and they are about 17 inches from selvedge to selvedge.
They are more of a true indigo and white than these pictures show. They are so gorgeous!
Have a great day!