Batik 蜡染花 is a wax-resist dyeing technique that is popular in China and other Asian countries. It is an ancient technique that has been discovered in Egypt dating back to the 4th century BCE. In China, it is known to have been practiced as early as the Tang. In China today it is used by Miao 苗族, Bouyei 布依族, and Bai 白族 minorities for their traditional clothes.
The Bouyei 布依族 ethnic group numbers about 2.5 million and lives in southern mainland China and Vietnam, mostly in Guizhou province and also in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces Their language belongs to the Tai language family.