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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:57 pm 
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Following up the Qianxi batik thread I thought you all might like to see this embroidered batik square (from a baby carrier) from the Miao of Yuanyang County, Yunnan. It is further embellished with small squares of fabric remnants.


See Selected Collections of Yunnan Nationality Museum, pl.145 for a similar example.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:49 pm 
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Thanks. This style is quite new to me. I like the squares on point alternately red on white and white on red. The curves make me think of a complex doodle in a very long and boring meeting!

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One more detail shot. The little diamonds are a nice detail, ad are made from old pieces of fabric.

A doodle from a long, boring meeting? Sounds like you need a vacation Pamela!

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Having just been on campus (U of Kent) to see 'Edge of Love' at the Gulbenkian Cinema I was reminded of the atmosphere of work and endless university committee meetings which I no longer have to tolerate! You could always tell the 'quality' of the meeting by the number and size of the doodles in my notebooks! Miao wax resist is definitely the style of doodle that I like to dwell on these days!

Thanks for the close-up. I was wondering if the red fabric was the ubiquitous status symbol red wool cloth that crops up on Bailing Miao and RaoJia textiles.

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The cloth is market bought cotton. If you look at the square in the center the background square is actually cloth with a floral print.

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