Discovery of Miao Batik

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Duration 3 Hours
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activity level Mild
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availability 01 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2021
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The batik system of dyeing, which originated during the Han Dynasty, reflects the wisdom of traditional Chinese artisans. It is a resist-print dyeing technique applied to a whole cloth. Batik is made either by using crayons to draw patterns on the cloth, or by dripping melted wax on the cloth to form various patterns.

Natural fabrics like linen, silk, cotton and wool are widely used for batik. The applied wax resists the dyes and allows artisans to color the material selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.

Danzhai County is a major cradle of the Miao ethnic group's batik craft. Among the Miao people, batik is seen as a woman’s craft and it has been passed down from mothers to daughters for generations. The Miao women made and created batik patterns to reflect their nature and life.

Since the Miao people don’t have their own written language, those batik patterns have become an essential visual language that tells their cultural, religious and historical story to the outside world.

Today, Miao batik fabrics are favorite souvenirs for both Chinese and overseas tourists in the country. In 2006, the technique of making the Miao people’s batik fabrics was inscribed on China’s first list of national intangible cultural heritages.

Come and interact with local artisans at Kempinski Hotel Guiyang and explore your own genius on crafting batik art!

duration
Duration 3 Hours
availability 01 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2021
activity level Mild
stay Not required

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2019.01.01-2020.12.31 ( available date)

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  • This Local Experience must be booked at least 2 day(s) in advance.
  • This Local Experience is valid from 01-May-2018 to 31-Dec-2021 inclusive and can be redeemed independent of an overnight stay at the associated hotel.
  • This Local Experience permits the redeeming member to be accompanied by 3 guests. There are associated costs to be paid by the member and accompanying guests when redeeming this Local Experience. The approximate cost per person is which covers . These costs must be paid at the hotel prior to the Local Experience being consumed.
  • This Local Experience has limited availability and can be redeemed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Access to this Local Experience may be subject to availability and last-minute changes.
  • The transport required to redeem this Local Experience will be arranged and provided by the hotel on a complimentary basis.
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  • This is a non-smoking area.
  • Full Terms and Conditions are available here. Members and guests expressly acknowledge and agree that redemption of and participation in a Local Experience is entirely voluntary and that under no circumstances shall GHA (including, but not limited to GHA Member brands, employees, respective directors and agencies) be held responsible or liable for any injuries or damages sustained by a Member or guest in connection with such Member’s use of or participation in a Local Experience.

2019.01.01-2020.12.31 ( available date)

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