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The ancient heritage craft-"tie-dye"

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    Broadly speaking, manual printing and dyeing refers to the use of manual dyeing and printing techniques and products, which is different from socialized industrial machine production. But it is quite difficult to carefully distinguish the boundaries between the two.

    In China, dyeing and printing on various fabrics was called "dyeing". In the long river of history, through the continuous exploration and research of the working people, the brilliant dyeing and printing skills have been developed. These craftsmanships are different and bring rich and varied styles. Among them, the most influential and representative crafts are mainly There are three types: wax valerian, clip valerian and twisted valerian. After evolution, it was renamed batik, pin-dye and tie-dye in China.


    The difference between these dyeing and printing processes is mainly the anti-dyeing technique. Batik, as the name suggests, uses wax to prevent dyeing. Pinch dyeing refers to the use of two or more patterns to clamp the dyed fabric between the patterns, and then put it into the dyeing vat, because the clamped part cannot be dyed and the pattern is displayed. Tie-dyeing refers to the methods of bundling, sewing, winding, folding, knotting, etc. on the parts of the fabric that need patterns to make the fabric dye-resistant and produce patterns after dyeing. Compared with the other two manual printing and dyeing processes, tie-dyeing tools are relatively simple, as long as thread, needle, rope, or just tie a knot at hand, while batik has certain requirements for wax temperature control, waxing tools and techniques The pinch dyeing has higher requirements for the pattern, so tie dyeing is very common in all parts of the world.


The difference between tie-dye and batik

    The biggest difference between tie-dye and batik is the means of anti-dyeing, and the main basis for ordinary people to distinguish between the two products is the different pattern effects produced by different anti-dyeing methods.


Batik products

In the batik project, as the textiles continue to turn over, cracks occur in the wax-proof areas, and the hydrothermal fluid penetrates into the fabric along the cracks, leaving different postures and naturally formed cracks on the fabric. The unique texture of this kind of batik is called "wax soul", which is the root of people's love of batik. But this is related to the aesthetic appeal of different regions and different nationalities. The batik patterns painted by the Qige family are mostly fine lines, and too many cracks will destroy the overall look and feel, so they think that works with wax cracks are inferior. The batik pattern, which is based on a large surface, requires wax cracks to increase the level and interest.

▼Wax crack display. ▼


    These wax patterns are one of the main basis for distinguishing batik and tie-dye products.

Tie-dye products

    The more traditional tie-dye works are mostly blue and white. Coupled with the unique blending effect of tie-dye, it is simple and elegant, fresh and natural, and is a good fabric for wearing and decoration.

▼Tie-dye works display▼


    Tie-dyeing is one of the best in traditional printing and dyeing technology. It has always been embellished in people's lives with a simple, natural and interesting posture. It is not easy to be noticed but can release a charming splendor. The tie-dyed fabric has both a vigorous and simple beauty, but also a flowing modern beauty; it has both a well-proportioned texture and a complex blend of beauty.


    Tie-dye technology is widely used in clothing, wall hangings, curtains, carpets, bedspreads, etc., presenting many classical and modern artistic creations. As one of the epitome of history and culture for thousands of years, tie-dyeing technology is still prosperous today and is widely used in Japan, India, Cambodia, Thailand and other places.


    In recent years, tie-dye has been highly regarded. People have given tie-dye a breath of life and created more fresh elements. This tie-dyeing craftsmanship, which has been accumulated for thousands of years, has brought culture and life to simple things.

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