Blue nankeen fabric is named after Nanjing, a city in east China where it was popularized. The technique originated over three thousand years ago and remains largely unchanged today. Wooden stencils deposit the design onto the fabric, which is then dipped into indigo dye to achieve its deep, dark blue color.
The fabric we use is handmade in the Nanjing area by one of the last workshops still dedicated to this dying art.
Also available as a cloth napkin