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Our Feature fabric for SS 2015

We had travelled for weeks! through villages and towns, down dusty roads, countless bus rides and endless train rides to last us a lifetime! The little town of Zhoucheng was nestled by the sparkling Erhai lake in Dali and housed a collection of dye vats that were visible from the moment we entered. The team […]

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14 Zhoucheng and our priceless find!!!

The convoy of fabric hunters set out in the glorious Dali sunshine, our guesthouse owner (Chris from Dragonfly guesthouse – best hostel in Yunnan!) proving to be an invaluable asset as tour guide, interpreter, historian, and negotiator. We noticed marble shapers on the road leaving the old town and were advised that Dali was the main […]

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09 Matang Village and what’s left of Batik

After searching for Guizhou batik in Kaili, we headed to Matang village with Billie (our Miao expert). This is where Batik is in abundance he says. Matang is 400 years old. 125 families live there. Families can move away from the village but new families can’t move in. The people don’t think of themselves as […]

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06 The textiles of Long Ga Village

Entering this village, we had a purpose and it was to dive right into the Miao culture, learn as much as possible and hopefully find some textiles that we can use for our next collection. Longga village is located in west Guizhou and we came here because of the sub-minority group that live here. The long […]

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