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indigo dye has been used for thousands of years. it has played a major role in many civilisations having been associated with religious paintings dating back to 500 AD and at the time of the crusades, it was considered a highly valued 'spice'.
the dye has been used across the world from asia to europe and this colour is still being used today. originally, the indigo colour comes from a plant which undergoes treatment. one method is to harvest the indigo and then place it in a large pot of water to ferment. after a day it is brought to boil changing the colour to blue. when agitated, the blue sediments fall to the bottom. it is then drawn off in to various tubs and sieved leaving a light, hard and sparkling substance. it is then ready for another process which forms the dye.
the indigo colour has been celebrated by many countries - namely india and japan who have used the indigo extensively to bring colour and beauty to fabrics and wares.
we love the versatility of this deep and rich colour and its unique and handmade quality. we display indigo bed covers, scarves and shawls and indigo packaged soap and heat packs. you will find these at both our potts point and surry hills showrooms.