Bluehanded’s vintage indigo scarf collection hand stitched boro style. Vintage Indigo Scarves using 50 to 100 year old artisanal naturally dyed indigo cloths.  The patterns are symbols of prosperity, good luck, love and success, which were often wedding gift bed or wrapping cloths.

The ancient technique of resist paste pattern making involves hand cutting the patterns out of a paper template, mixing rock lime and soy bean to make a resist paste that is spread over the template, through to the 100% natural calico cotton, creating the patterns.

The vintage patches are hand stitched in the boro style, known as ‘Pin Bu’ in Mandarin.  Vintage Indigo scarves will become a part of your most loved accessories, especially for those who love the soft aged look vintage indigo.

The scarf is large enough to worn in several styles that are attractive to men and women alike.  The reverse of the scarves has a faded pattern look with the geometric out line of the hand stitching.

PREACHER CRAVAT – vintage indigo
‘PREACHER CRAVAT’ Antique indigo textile unstitched from blankets, preserving the original selvedge. All natural indigo dyed using ancient resist paste techniques. All cravats are hand cut and sewn. Each cravat is unique. 132cm Long x 20cm Wide   We welcome trade customers. Please contact us for wholesale prices and international shipping.
£60.00 Add to basket
LAS OLAS SCARF – vintage indigo
‘LAS OLAS SCARF’ Antique indigo textile unstitched from blankets, preserving the original selvedge. All natural indigo dyed using ancient resist paste techniques. All scarves are hand cut and sewn. Each scarf is unique. Please note picture numbers in gallery and quote desired style number when placing an order. 152cm Long x 35cm Wide     We welcome trade customers. Please contact us for wholesale prices and international shipping.
£90.00 Add to basket
vintage indigo katazome patched boro cloth scarf
Vintage Indigo Patched Scarf – HEWITT PIN BU SCARF J
  Vintage indigo patched scarf: Antique indigo katazome textile with hand stitched boro patches. Katazome is known as Lan Yin Hua Bu and Pin Bu is Mandarin for 'Patched Fabric'. Patches are a mix of new and vintage indigo fabric. All natural indigo dyed using ancient resist paste techniques. All scarves and patches are hand cut and sewn. Each scarf is unique. 152cm Long x 35cm Wide
ANTIQUE INDIGO
Vintage indigo patched scarf is made from Increasingly rare examples of Lan Yin Hua Bu can still be found in the country side villages, dating back 60 to 100 years. The cotton was hand woven, which is no longer made and gives the cloth a unique texture and feel. The fading was achieved through the years of use and being hand washed on river stones. Rectangular cloths: these were traditionally bed covers, often given as wedding presents or for children’s bedding. The symbols and designs were to wish long life, prosperity and a happy life together or good luck with the exams. There are 2 styles of cloth pattern:
  1. Narrative pattern with symbols of good luck arranged with a central medallion
2. Repeat pattern with floral patterns or symbols of good luck You can see more about our Lan Yin Hua Bu collection here
£130.00 Add to basket
vintage katazome boro
Vintage Katazome Boro Scarf – HEWITT PIN BU SCARF A
  Vintage katazome boro Antique indigo katazome textile with hand stitched boro patches. Katazome is known as Lan Yin Hua Bu and Pin Bu is Mandarin for 'Patched Fabric'. Patches are a mix of new and vintage indigo fabric. All natural indigo dyed using ancient resist paste techniques. All scarves and patches are hand cut and sewn. Each scarf is unique. 152cm Long x 35cm Wide
ANTIQUE INDIGO
Vintage indigo patched scarf is made from Increasingly rare examples of Lan Yin Hua Bu can still be found in the country side villages, dating back 60 to 100 years. The cotton was hand woven, which is no longer made and gives the cloth a unique texture and feel. The fading was achieved through the years of use and being hand washed on river stones. Rectangular cloths: these were traditionally bed covers, often given as wedding presents or for children’s bedding. The symbols and designs were to wish long life, prosperity and a happy life together or good luck with the exams. There are 2 styles of cloth pattern:
  1. Narrative pattern with symbols of good luck arranged with a central medallion
2. Repeat pattern with floral patterns or symbols of good luck You can see more about our Lan Yin Hua Bu collection here
£130.00 Read more