Old Chinese Yee Batik Cushion

Yee Batik cushion made from genuinely old Chinese painted batik, once part of a woman’s headpiece with original braid attached, a perfect background for applique work done in fabric and gold foil.

Historically, batik is done by ethnic people in Guizhou Province, in the south-west of China. The Miao, Bouyei and Gejia people use a dye resist method for their traditional costumes. The traditional costumes are made up of decorative fabrics, which they achieve by pattern weaving and wax resist. Almost all the Miao decorate hemp and cotton by applying hot wax then dipping the cloth in an indigo dye. The cloth is then used for skirts, panels on jackets, aprons and baby carriers. Like the Javanese, their traditional patterns also contain symbols, with patterns including the dragon, phoenix, and flowers.

The backing is of 100% Indian silk.

Country of Origin: India

Size: 15'' x 15''

Age: Mid 20th century

Product Code: A01-043

Price: Rs4,000

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