Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fabulous indigo

Indigo is a fabulous dye, the most famous, the most sought after in the world, since antiquity. It is sought after today for the quality of its colour, but in times gone by it was worn by nomadic people , and later by cowboys, who did not have much chance to bathe, because it prevents skin diseases.

Malkha yarn is dyed with real vegetable indigo in a traditional fermented indigo  vat, with no chemicals. Block printing on Malkha fabric is also done with vegetable indigo, but using an instant vat activated by small quantities of hydros sulphide.

Either way, real indigo is not fast to rubbing - indigo lovers please note!

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