Indigo: There Under The Moon

This richly illustrated lecture explores the history and importance of indigo as a dyestuff whose trade has had widespread ramifications and has touched many aspects of life in diverse cultures.

The story of indigo is a fascinating way to look at world history. Called the king of colors and the color of kings, indigo has an important history as a commodity traded worldwide and as a revered dye with traditional artisans.

We will explore cultural and contemporary applications of indigo around the world and shed light on the workings of how this most magical blue dye.