Indigo: The Color that Changed the World

Indigo: The Color that Changed the World

by Catherine Legrand


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The ultimate reference on indigo dyeing techniques across the world, and a compendium of the most beautiful samples of indigo textiles

Gloriously pieced together, much like the fine garments it portrays, this colorful book takes the reader on an international tour of indigo-colored textiles, presenting a huge swathe of remarkable clothing, people, and fabric. Catherine Legrand has spent more than twenty years traveling and researching the subject, and she has a deep knowledge of the ancient techniques, patterns, and clothing traditions that characterize ethnic textile design.

The book explores the production of indigo textiles throughout America, China, India, Africa, Central Asia, Japan, Laos, and Vietnam. It features more than 500 color photographs and is completed by specially commissioned drawings that provide close-ups of patterns and cloths.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500516607
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,118,239
Product dimensions: 11.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Catherine Legrand is the proprietor of an ethnic cloth boutique in Paris's Marais district.

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