natural materials post I was talking about the sustainable indigo dyeing process of Malian textile designer Aboubakar Fofana. As some of you already know, I have been slightly indigo obsessed in the last weeks and there is plenty of indigo-related material left in my files, like these vintage ethnic textiles sold by Clubcu. It's a company that specialises in reclaimed materials and objects. I'm fascinated with the details of these fabrics, or indigo dyed batiks.
Batik is a method of using wax and dye to create patterns on a fabric. Certain areas of the fabric are blocked out with a wax, areas not meant for dyeing. The process can be repeated to create patterns and the last part of process is removing the wax. This is an ancient tradition that originated in Java, Indonesia.
I mentioned a book on indigo in the aforementioned post and there are two others I would like to point out: Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans by Jenny Balfour-Paul and Indigo: The Colour that Changed the World by Catherine Legrand. These two are bound to be a great source of inspiration if you want to bring indigo into your natural home.