15 March 2017 9.30am — 11.30am
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Jenny Balfour Paul, Hon. Research Fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University
Weston Library Info Desk: 01865 277094
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.
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