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Indigo

Author: Jenny Balfour-Paul
Publisher: London : Archetype, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Indigo dye is examined here at local and international level, in many aspects: historical; agricultural and botanical; chemical and technological; commercial and economic; indigos various uses in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Balfour-Paul
ISBN: 1579583067 9781579583064 1904982158 9781904982159
OCLC Number: 70766045
Description: vii, 264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
the myth and the magic --
From antiquity to the Middle Ages --
Indigo's heyday, the downfall of woad and salvation by denim --
Indigo plants and the making of their dye --
Blue nails: indigo dyeing worldwide --
The variety of decorative techniques --
'For richer, for poorer': textiles prestigious and popular --
Blue art --
'In sickness and in health': blue beards, blue bodies --
Into the future.
Responsibility: Jenny Balfour-Paul.

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