used clothing material replacing the silks. While cotton fabric consumes more dye liquor than silks in dyeing and printing, leading to sharp cost increase of printing and dyeing. In this case, the printing and dyeing industry had to rechoose the dye, and the widely cultivated indigo-blue was preferentially selected, and multicolor printing technique converted to the single blue gradually. Various blue printed fabrics sprung up then, like Blue Jiaxie, blue cloth with design in white, blue wax printing, blue tie-dye, blue pad dyeing. While Blue Jiaxie inherited the multicolor Jiaxie technique, the pattern fission happened-from traditional flowers and birds to opera characters. This fission is generally interpreted to be associated with the opera origin of the inheriting place.
ĦĦJiaxie can be divided into two stages of classical and traditional