Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Chinese visit

Mary has just returned from a three week visit to China. She had a wonderful time and this afternoon she was wearing a beautiful batik coat she bought.
These are the details of her coat.
BATIK COAT. From the village MATAENG near KAILI Guizhou province. The people are called GEJIA and are descendents of a Mongolian warrior tribe. The coat is waxed using a small knife like tool& dyed in a strong Indigo dye which is grown locally. The pattern is based on a traditional creation story.

This is a photo Mary sent me this evening. I'm sure she can be persuaded to share a few more with us when she has had time to sort out all her images.

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