Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans
  • Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans
  • Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans
  • Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans
  • Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans

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    Product Description

    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. 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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    Product Specs

    Binding

    Paperback

    EAN

    9781554079896

    EANList

    9781554079896

    ISBN

    1554079896

    IsEligibleForTradeIn
    ItemDimensions

    1100, hundredths-inches, 850, hundredths-inches, 254, hundredths-pounds, 75, hundredths-inches

    Label

    Firefly Books

    Languages

    English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

    Manufacturer

    Firefly Books

    NumberOfItems

    1

    NumberOfPages

    264

    PackageDimensions

    70, hundredths-inches, 1070, hundredths-inches, 250, hundredths-pounds, 860, hundredths-inches

    ProductGroup

    Book

    ProductTypeName

    ABIS_BOOK

    PublicationDate

    2011-09-22

    Publisher

    Firefly Books

    Studio

    Firefly Books

    TradeInValue

    881, USD, $8.81