Waxdye, formerly known as "wax valerian", is one of the famous "four valerian" (waxing, hinged, pinching and grey valerian) processes in ancient China. Batik, that is to use wax as the anti-dye agent, use a pen or wax knife to paint on the cloth to paint the anti-dye pattern, then into the dye, after the wax to become the printing and dyeing of white flowers. When impregnated, the wax that ACTS as the stain is natural to crack, make cloth face to present special "ice grain", especially attractive.
As early as the western han dynasty, printing and dyeing and batik technology have gradually improved and matured. One of the earliest surviving batiks in our country is the batik of the eastern han cloth.
During the wei, jin, southern and northern dynasties, two blue batiks in the northern dynasties were unearthed at tian wu in xinjiang, with a pattern of patterns formed by the arrangement of flowers. The white dot blue diamond-shaped batiks in the early days of west liang, found in the tomb of astana in xinjiang, are also early batik fabrics.
In the tang dynasty, the famous double silk batik, the printed mandarin duck flower pattern yarn as the representative work, its craft is exquisite, the dyeing is even, the pattern is concise, extremely rich adornment sex.
Ming dynasties, zhou without described in the ridge outside the generation of a "yao spot cloth" : "yao people with dyed blue cloth for spot, its very fine, the method to two pieces of board used to fine flower, for the fabric, and melting wax irrigation in ornamental, and then take the blue cloth for interpretation of the plate is blue, the cloth to the wax, so it can into extremely thin stripes, bright, aiming of specking, calculate yao if a man also."
Batik pattern is rich, tonal simple and elegant, the style is unique, use to make dress dress and all sorts of life real thing, appear simple and easy, fresh and pleasing, rich national characteristic. Below are a few batik silk scarves, hard to trace natural ice flowers, pure and fresh nature, national characteristics of the pattern, the display of classical elegance.