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Beautiful linen skirt in a warm, natural red color, firm and yet supple. The print on the skirt is applied with the Dabu printing technique.
Dabu printing is done with wooden stamps, just like block printing is used. But with one big difference. With block printing, the paint is printed directly on the fabric. With Dabu printing, a clay paste is pressed onto the fabric that is supposed to hold back paint.
Dabu printing is a so-called dye-resist technique, just like batik or shibori. For Dabu, a sticky paste is made from earth (mud), slaked lime, gum and crushed wheat chaff. Subsequently, the paste is applied to the fabric with a wooden stamp with a print motif cut into it. Then sawdust is sprinkled over it to dry the paste quickly.
Subsequently, the cloth with the dried paste on it is immersed in a kettle with paint. Finally, the fabric is washed so that the mud comes off and the print becomes visible.
A lovely skirt with an elastic, slightly pleated waist, side pockets and a button fastening on the side from the waist to the hem. The buttons are hand beaten from brass.
Linen is a strong fabric that dries quickly and is therefore perfect to wear in warmer weather. It has a low elasticity which gives it a smooth texture and creases easily. Wrinkled linen has its own natural look.