Indigo Dyed

Indigo Dying is an ancient dyeing process going back thousands of years that has recently been revived in India.

Indigo dye is made from a natural plant and the process is more complex than normal dyeing due to the different stages of work involved. The depth of colour depends on the number of ‘dips’ the fabric has been put through. The dye is naturally blue however different colours can be created by introducing other ingredients. Patterns can be created in the fabric by block printing using a dye resistant mud or paste.

To see and find out more, please look at this lovely film on YouTube by NDTV.

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