Dip Into the Blue

HK Magazine - - TRAVEL -

Drive 15 min­utes from the Jiaoxi train sta­tion through a stretch of green paddy fields and you’ll find your­self at the doorstep of a hum­ble-look­ing vil­lage house. Jiaosi Farmer, man­aged by Mr. Shi and his wife, is made up of a work shed and a lit­tle farm at the back that grows indigo plants.

Call in ad­vance to book an indigo-dye­ing work­shop, where the mas­ter him­self guides you through the lengthy pro­cesses of bundling up the fab­ric, dip­ping it in dye, and squeez­ing it dry be­fore re­peat­ing the whole thing again. By the end of the day you’ll bring home a bright sap­phire scarf and a slice of tra­di­tional artistry from Tai­wan.

22 Lin Wei Rd., Jiaoxi Town­ship, Yi­lan, (+886) 935-202952, jiaosi­farmer.blogspot.com

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