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Indigo - The colour that changed the world

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The Colour that Changed the World

Gloriously pieced together, much like the fine garments it portrays, this colourful volume takes you on an international tour of indigo-coloured textiles, presenting a huge swathe of remarkable clothing, people and fabric.

Catherine Legrand shares her deep knowledge of the ancient techniques, patterns and clothing traditions that characterize ethnic textile design to great effect in seven chapters exploring the production of Indigo textiles throughout America, China, India, Africa, Central Asia, Japan and Laos/Vietnam.

This profusely illustrated photographic survey features more than 500 photographs, faithfully laid out to reproduce Catherine's actual travel notebooks, and is completed by specially commissioned drawings that provide close-ups on patterns and clothes.