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Indigo

Indigo, found mainly in six very different plants species across the world, has been enjoyed for centuries.  Invisible in the plant, indigo comes out of the dye-vat yellow and turns blue as it meets the air. A sign of: Rebellion: blue Ancient Britons and blue-jeaned teenagers  Power: war uniforms and boys in blue.  Respect: ceremonial turbans and kimonos.  Practicality: fiber strengthener, skin healer, non-toxic ink.  Fashion: textiles and painting.

 

*Text taken from the Eden guide book available from the Eden shop

 

 

    

Indigo dyeing at Eden everyone can have a go  20/04/01

   

 

  

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