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I just came across this great article from San Francisco’s de Young Museum regarding indigo dyeing.

Indigo is a fascinating color. Did you know that when you dye wool with indigo it comes out of the dye bath looking yellow? Yes! It is when the dye reacts with the oxygen in the air that the wool turns blue.

Anyway, thank you de Young Museum for showing the spectacular Anatolian kilims and thank you for this fascinating article.

 

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