Indigo: from texts to textiles

15 March 2017 9.30am 11.30am

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Jenny Balfour Paul, Hon. Research Fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

Contact:

Weston Library Info Desk: 01865 277094

Description

Indigo, 'King of Dyes', has been in continuous use for over six millennia, traded worldwide for use as blue dye, paint pigment and medicine. Its unique chemistry makes it suited to all types of textiles, whether prestige silks or popular blue jeans, as well as to paint for frescoes, manuscripts etc.

In this richly illustrated talk, Jenny Balfour Paul, author of three books on indigo, international lecturer and traveller, will cover all aspects of this beautiful and fascinating blue, as well as indigo's increasing popularity as a sustainable dye.

Booking

This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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