Chinese

The life of blue calico dresses hand-dyed by Li Ziqi

“Blue dye comes from the indigo plant but is even bluer.”
Plant the indigo seeds and harvest twice a year,
Squash the leaves in a tank of liquid, drain to extract the dye, hand print the cloth and make into clothes!
Blue calico dying and batik printing are time-honored crafts handed down through generations.
I wonder how many of you still remember them.