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Indigo: The Colour that Changed the World

Indigo: The Colour that Changed the World

Catherine Legrand

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Gloriously pieced together, much like the fine garments it portrays, this colourful volume takes the reader on an international tour of indigo-coloured textiles, presenting a huge swathe of remarkable clothing, people and fabric. Catherine Legrand, who has spent over twenty years travelling and researching the subject, has a deep knowledge of the ancient techniques, patterns and clothing traditions that characterize ethnic textile design, knowledge that she deploys to great effect in seven chapters exploring the production of Indigo textiles throughout America, China, India, Africa, Central Asia, Japan and Laos/Vietnam, and the men and women behind them. This profusely illustrated photographic survey features more than 500 photographs, faithfully laid out to reproduce Catherine’s actual travel notebooks, and is completed by specially commissioned drawings that provide close-ups on patterns and clothes.

Publisher
Thames and Hudson Ltd
ISBN
9780500516607
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
288
Weight (kg)
2.16
Height (in)
10.24
Width (in)
11.42
Subject
Textiles , Fashion & Jewelry
Published Date
04 / 02 / 2013

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