Blue Alchemy

Blue Alchemy

Stories of Indigo

Streaming Video - 2014
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What is indigo? It is a blue dye that has been in use worldwide for millennia; a vibrant color laden with symbolic meaning; a commodity that was once central to international trade and colonial economies; and the reason blue jeans are blue. This program explores the history and reveals the beauty and importance of indigo, weaving together stories about textiles and culture and interviews with artists, artisans, and historians. Blue Alchemy is also about remarkable people around the globe who are using indigo in projects that are intended to improve life in their communities, preserve cultural integrity, and bring beauty to the world. The processes of making indigo dye from plants and of dyeing with indigo are described.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2011.
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (80 min.) :,sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Stories of Indigo

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