indigo blues

February 2, 2011

the indigo dyeing process is long and relies on a fermentation process which differs from that of other colors. it’s no wonder the end result can be so intense and beautiful. it’s one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and is thought to have started in india, but through trade indigo has made it’s way around the world, and has played an intrinsic part in the history of many cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

images with thanks to unknown, hand eye magazine, madeline weinrib, unknown, yuimade, unknown.

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