Produced in the Shanghai area of China, these patterns are made by squeezing a beanpaste through a stencil to act as a barrier prior to dyeing in indigo.  Hence its name of Indigo Beanpaste or Lan Yin Hua Bu.  It is also known by the name of Blue Nankeen.


This is our range of fabric by the metre but we also stock many of the designs as Fat Quarters.




Symbols & Images collection - Indigo Beanpaste or Blue Nankeen

  • This fabric has been dyed in natural indigo and initially this dye will transfer onto hands and clothing.  It is therefore important to wash this fabric until the water runs clear before using it in a cool wash, to stabilise the colour.

  • 100% Pure Cotton

    90cm width