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Old Hmong met in Mu Cang Chai (North Vietnam) Color on her hands is natural dye.

Old Hmong met in Mu Cang Chai (North Vietnam) Color on her hands is natural dye.

Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World, Katherine McKinley. For almost 5 millennia, in every culture & in every major religion, indigo - a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious - has been at the center of turbulent human encounters. Indigo is the story of this precious dye & its ancient heritage.

Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World, Katherine McKinley. For almost 5 millennia, in every culture & in every major religion, indigo - a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious - has been at the center of turbulent human encounters. Indigo is the story of this precious dye & its ancient heritage.

INDIGO by Catherine E McKinley  http://mwgerard.com/reviews-books-that-didnt-quite-float-my-boat/

INDIGO by Catherine E McKinley http://mwgerard.com/reviews-books-that-didnt-quite-float-my-boat/

Paper Bracelets Kiff Slemmons In many cultures, paper is considered precious and it is not more true than in the hands of Kiff Slemmons The majority of materials used in creating the paper jewelry are grown regionally in Mexico. Local plant dyes are extracted for the natural colors and man-made dyes produce the vivid colors. Cactus juice is used to size the paper and the forms are all hand made by local artisans.

Paper Bracelets Kiff Slemmons In many cultures, paper is considered precious and it is not more true than in the hands of Kiff Slemmons The majority of materials used in creating the paper jewelry are grown regionally in Mexico. Local plant dyes are extracted for the natural colors and man-made dyes produce the vivid colors. Cactus juice is used to size the paper and the forms are all hand made by local artisans.

For the women of different tribes in Sierra Leone, "a successful dye vat is a source of wealth and indigo itself is a precious substance." Rituals "to enlist the help of supernatural powers" are performed upon starting a new dye pot to ensure a successful batch. Indigo gowns, robes, and turbans are a few examples of uses for indigo cloth, and to wear them is a sign of prosperity in some cultures. The cloth promotes spirituality and sacredness. For those reasons men are not allowed near dye…

For the women of different tribes in Sierra Leone, "a successful dye vat is a source of wealth and indigo itself is a precious substance." Rituals "to enlist the help of supernatural powers" are performed upon starting a new dye pot to ensure a successful batch. Indigo gowns, robes, and turbans are a few examples of uses for indigo cloth, and to wear them is a sign of prosperity in some cultures. The cloth promotes spirituality and sacredness. For those reasons men are not allowed near dye…

Paper Bracelets by Kiff Slemmons, Luminaire  In many cultures, paper is considered precious and it is not more true than in the hands of Kiff Slemmons. The majority of materials used in creating the paper jewelry are grown regionally in Mexico. Local plant dyes are extracted for the natural colors and man-made dyes produce the vivid colors. Cactus juice is used to size the paper and the forms are all hand made by local artisans.

Paper Bracelets by Kiff Slemmons, Luminaire In many cultures, paper is considered precious and it is not more true than in the hands of Kiff Slemmons. The majority of materials used in creating the paper jewelry are grown regionally in Mexico. Local plant dyes are extracted for the natural colors and man-made dyes produce the vivid colors. Cactus juice is used to size the paper and the forms are all hand made by local artisans.

big guy knocked over my ladder a few times while i was doing this..... lolz just plaaaaayinnnnn

big guy knocked over my ladder a few times while i was doing this..... lolz just plaaaaayinnnnn

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