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Thu, Nov 10


Taura Art Village

Cultural Outing: Indigo Dying: Taura Art Village

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Cultural Outing:  Indigo Dying:  Taura Art Village

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2022, 10:30 AM

Taura Art Village


About the event

Indigo dying is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. Historically, Indigo was a natural dye extracted from the leaves of some plants of the Indigofera genus, Indigofera tinctoria; dying Indigofera plants were commonly grown and used throughout the work, in Asia in particular, as an important crop, with the production of Indigo dyestuff economically important due to the previous rarity of some blue dyestuffs historically.

In Japan, indigo dying became especially important during the Edo period. This was due to a growing textiles industry and because commoners had been banned from wearing silk, leading to the increasing cultivation of cotton, and consequently indigo-one of the substances that could dye it.

Please do not wear your Sunday best to this event. Please wear something that if dye gets on it you will not be upset, even shoes.

We will carpool this event, and it is not far from base. We will need a total of 5-6 drivers depending on car size. If you are able to drive, please indicate.

Date:  November 10th

Time 11am-1pm, (leave base around 1030 both MB and Ikego)

Proice $29/ per person includes tenugui cloth for dying

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