Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans

Indigo Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans Praise for the U K edition Thoroughly satisfying Crafts All those working with indigo or merely interested in the cultural history of that dye must read this book Textile Forum Indigo Egyptian Mummies

  • Title: Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans
  • Author: Jenny Balfour-Paul
  • ISBN: 9781554079896
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Praise for the U.K edition Thoroughly satisfying Crafts All those working with indigo or merely interested in the cultural history of that dye must read this book Textile Forum Indigo Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans tells the compelling story of the world s oldest and best loved dye, the iconic blue behind one of the world s ubiquitous fabrics denim BrilliantPraise for the U.K edition Thoroughly satisfying Crafts All those working with indigo or merely interested in the cultural history of that dye must read this book Textile ForumIndigo Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans tells the compelling story of the world s oldest and best loved dye, the iconic blue behind one of the world s ubiquitous fabrics denim Brilliant photographs and eloquent text describe the process of making indigo dye from plants and how indigo is used It weaves stories of indigo s producers, its cultural traditions and history, its importance in global trade, and the modern textile artists and fashion designers who are reviving indigo for sustainable development.The book covers Indigo s history, dating to ancient times The botanical sources of indigo, including woad Uses of indigo in traditional medicine and religious practices The chemistry of indigo and the technology used to extract it Production and dyeing methods The commercial indigo industry, past and present The health consequences of making indigo Modern and future applications of indigo Indigo s continuing appeal and the iconic blue jean Indigo tells fascinating stories from the history of the dye, such as the recent discovery of 17th century Spanish galleons in the Caribbean carrying hundreds of chests of raw indigo, which the author successfully used to dye 21st century fabrics.

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    1. "This may be a suitable point to mention the role of animal turds in the organic dye vat""Sometimes the mysteries can never be fully unravelled, since the function of many sacred textiles is precisely to represent hat cannot be expressed in words.""'Like all Andean textiles, they eloquently and elegantly transcended their utilitarian role, mediating between the living and the dead.'""Tattoo designs, which, as elsewhere, often resembled those found on tribal weavings, had specific functions: some [...]

    2. We read it for the NCMA book club and so for me this was really a "re-read" - got more out of it the second time around, took notes and will continue in that vein I'm sure. It's a fantastic resource for the topic.

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