Global Blue: Re-inventing Indigo for the 21st Century

Indigo is one of the oldest and most precious of dyes; its early history is well

documented in the records of various excavations at archaeological sites around

the world. Amongst other textiles of antiquity were shrouds of Egyptian mummies

trimmed with indigo stripes dating from the 3rd millennium BC; also found were

remains of indigo vats at Mohenjodaro. Ancient frescoes, manuscripts and textiles

reflect the extensive use of blue and are a testament to the lustre and durability of

the colours even after centuries of exposure to heat, dust, light and moisture. indigo2

Global Blue_Re-inventing Indigo for the 21st Century

Ruby Ghuznavi

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