Seal script is an ancient style of Chinese calligraphy with rounded strokes, dating from 200 BC . It was the dominant style of calligraphy during the Qin dynasty; today it is used only for seals.
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.