Zhoucheng is mainly Bai's famous residence and Bai's tie-dyeing: you can see a wealth of ethnic tie-dyeing products. Tie-dyeing is a traditional folk craft of the Bai people in Zhoucheng since the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties. Tie-dyeing crafts are a combination of culture and art. Tie-dyed cloth is made by manual needle sewing and repeated cold dyeing and soaking. It is green in color and elegant in dignity. The handicraft made of tie-dyed cloth is not only full of strong national flavor, but also has modern charm. Tie-dyeing is done by wives, young people seldom learn. One young apprentice said that tie-dyeing mainly depends on experience and proficiency. Her output in a day is only worth two or thirty yuan. Therefore, the state can not support young people to learn and maintain their livelihood. Bai tie-dyeing is done with Isatis indigotica root, which is harmless to the skin. My wife liked it too. She chose two scarves.
If you like Bai tie-dyeing and blue cloth, go to Zhoucheng, Xizhou. Start from the ancient city of Dali and drive 20 kilometers north. Every design is more beautiful than every one! If you have time, you can listen to the tie-dyeing process and process described to you by Bai nationality elder sister. You are surprised to find that Isatis root is not only a medicinal material, but also the main material of tie-dyeing.
Zhoucheng is not far from Xizhou, but it is not recommended to walk (it will pass through Dali Highway is dangerous and not near). It can be reached by local electric tricycle. It seems like 10 yuan per person. You can talk to the master about returning to Xizhou for several times, and let the master come to pick it up. You can also take a tricycle directly in Zhoucheng. There are many cars in Zhoucheng. On the main road of Zhoucheng (where the next tricycle is located), there are various tie-dyeing stores, Bai clothing and accessories stores, and a tie-dyeing factory. We went to a tie-dyeing factory and said that it was cheaper than private ones. It was 50 yuan to tie together a 50*50 towel, which was taught by old Bai people's grandmothers. Zhoucheng is not big. The main things we can buy and play are on the main roads.
At the home of Zhang Shishen, a national successor, it was also pushed by friends. There are many dyeing houses in Zhoucheng, but the number one is still this one. The real original plant, Isatis indigotica root dye! Da Ai, it's great to meet many college students who come to visit us at home.
Zhoucheng, known as the "Bai tie-dye town", is located 23 kilometers north of the ancient city of Dali. Here you can visit Bai people's houses and fairs. There seems to be Sifang Street. You can visit the Bai tie-dyeing production, you can also taste Bai snacks, buy Bai folk crafts. It's also suitable for slow travel. Let's come by chartered bus from Dali Old City for about half an hour.
In Zhoucheng let the children experience a tie-dyeing process. Grandma and teacher have patience to teach basic tie-dyeing. Plants such as Radix Isatidis can dye different colors. Nature gives us a wealth. Experience activities are very meaningful, like tie-dyeing friends must feel it.
Not far from the ancient town of Xizhou, it is the Bai nationality gathering place and the largest Bai nationality natural village in China. Most of the houses in the village are "three houses and one wall" and "four-in-five courtyards" enclosed. Tie-dyeing products are the traditional local craft. As soon as you enter the village, there are countless aunts. The elder sister comes to solicit visitors and visits the dyeing workshop at her home. The visit is free, expecting you to buy things at her home. Years ago, I went there. It was still beautiful. There was always a dynamic feeling of wit and ingenuity, a kind of plain and solid touching people's hearts; here you can see a blue and white tie-dyed cloth everywhere, stone road outside the door, water outside the door, here is Dali Zhou City known as "Bai tie-dyed town". Zhoucheng is famous not only for its Butterfly Spring, but also for its various traditional Bai customs, which are still well preserved, and it is also known as the "living fossil of Bai folklore". Slab roads dense as spider silk, spring water flowing along the seven-turn and eight-turn lane, simple and quiet.
Located in the north of Dali ancient city, many tie-dyeing workshops are gathered in small villages. The courtyard can be filled with colorful tie-dyeing products. The pigments extracted from Isatis indigotica are also deposited in the vat. This natural dyeing product is the best.
Located near Butterfly Spring in Dali, not far from the ancient town of Xizhou, it is the Bai nationality gathering place and the largest Bai nationality natural village in China. Most of the houses in the village are "three houses and one wall" and "four-in-five courtyards" enclosed. Tie-dyeing products are the traditional local craft. As soon as you enter the village, there are countless aunts. The elder sister comes to solicit visitors and visits the dyeing workshop at her home. The visit is free, expecting you to buy things at her home. Many years ago, I went there. Most of them are the highway goods with common designs and general quality. They will fade after washing. They can't be washed with other things. So we buy them according to our own needs. I'm more interested in the market here in Sifang Street, Zhoucheng Village. I bought some food made by the local people. I once bought mushroom sauce made by a couple. It's so delicious that I can't forget it. Unfortunately, I didn't encounter it twice this time. I guess it's a pity that I went to other places to do business.
Zhoucheng is famous for its tie-dyeing as an intangible cultural heritage, but now it is basically done by old mothers, young people are out to work, and there is a tie-dyeing called mother in Zhoucheng. In the factory shop, there are many old mothers who can teach you how to tie and dye. There are also many finished products, which are very beautiful. If you have enough time, you can go and see them.