This handmade table cloth is made by Bai ethnic artist. Patterns of butterflies decorated on each corner of table cloth. The wings of the butterfly connect to branches and form a frame for the leaf pattern in the middle of the table cloth. The leaves joining together forms a Chinese coin-shape pattern. Butterfly stands for beauty and love; the coin means fortune. Combining with the two types of pattern, this table cloth represents great glorious life.
This handmade tie-dye table cloth is made by the Bai ethnic artist living in Yunnan, China. The artist uses several methods to creat complex patterns on the cloth with by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, or compressing it before it was dyed. This method is also known as shibori in Japanese.
Tie-dye making has been practiced over 2000 years by the Bai ethnic people in Yunnan. As the name suggests, the fabric is tied, usually with string or thread, after being folded into a particular pattern. Some areas, where the fabric is tied and in inner parts of folds, do not absorb dye as readily, forming a pattern.
Our tie-dye products are purely handmade, using natural dye from indigo plants. To prevent the natural color from fading, before the first use, item should be soaked in salt water for at least one hour and reinse. Repeat until the color will not come off when contacted. The factory printed tie-dye using chemical coloring will not have this problem. Thus, this is also a good way to tell if you have bought the geniune handmade tie-dye artwork.