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Indigo Istanbul keeps on shedding a different light on indigo, the substance often referred to as “blue gold” due to its great commercial value, which still symbolizes the dynamism of the youth though used by the mankind since the time immemorial. Creating authentic collections under “it is all about indigo” motto, Indigo Istanbul challenges the ‘status quo’ by breaking indigo’s conventional use patterns down to present brand new collections since 2010.
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At the present time Indigo dyeing techniques developed with technology but these techniques history based on mummies techniques and plant in Eqpyte. In addition of these America, Asia and Africa indigenous cultures have bequeathed to us natural dyeing techniques like indigo and hand-woven textiles. The oldest natural indigo dyeing techniques were discovered 6000 years ago at the Peru, behind Andes mountains by Anthropologists. Japan indigo dyeing technique - ai-zome- has been using since 8th century by people.
The world of indigo textile art is rich and versatile. We’ve reported earlier about Japanese Artists working with indigo like Hiroyuki Shindo. This time we want to take a look at a European modern artist that impresses with her breath taking textile sculptures!
It’s the hidden details that add the certain something to our garment, surprising us with a beautiful feature. Looking like a standard denim jacket from the outside, the blanket linings are the hidden warmth dispensers adding not only comfy warmth but also various color to grey winter days!
“Indigo has a universal appeal and a history of being used in textiles as a mystical color.” Hiroyuki Shindo, one of the world’s pre-eminent indigo artists, is bringing new life into this ancient craft, using venerable techniques to produce his fascinating contemporary indigo works.
Indigo isn’t only a color, it carries a long history and tradition in many regions of the world!
An exhibition of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in the USA with the title “Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World” honors the unique ability of the color blue to create many moods in cloth.
Our mission of discovering unique expressions of handmade creativity has led us to Rowland Ricketts, a professional not only in indigo farming and dyeing, but also artist full of compassion and visions.
The men’s shirt that has been started to be worn in the 1500s in Western Europe was transformed in the 1890s into a shirt with collar and buttons, inspired by the garments of British Polo players. In the 1900s is became more and more classic in the hands of the textile industry.