Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Revisiting Blue



Of all the natural dyes that have colored history, it is perhaps indigo which has the most resonating presence; its dark and deep blue has been much sort-after since ancient times and it enjoyed flourishing trade up until last century when synthetic dyes became preferable for industrial production. The color has been embraced by yarn and cloth weavers all over the world in nearly every culture. Today, indigo is experiencing a revival in fashion and interiors, as artisan techniques are incorporated into mainstream design. Our craving for natural color and a more intense blue value reflects a need by consumers for authenticity and the handmade, feeling more connected to the textile's long history of craft.

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