Of the many shades of colour that the weavers coax out of the plants in their garden with heat, force and patience, indigo is to us one of the most fascinating. Indigo dyeing is an ancient practice. Indigo leaves are soaked in deep vats of water, to reduce exposure to oxygen, to ensure the dye remains insoluble. Bundles of cotton are dropped into the vats along with a heap of naturally occurring lime, thoroughly dye-washed by hand, and then hung to dry. Once exposed to oxygen, the indigo colours emerge as if bleached by sun light, to produce these magical colours. Indigo is the dominant colour in our collection, although we’ve included a few pieces to reflect shades of indigo.

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