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Indigo: In Search of the Colour That Seduced the World

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For almost five millennia, indigo - a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub - has been at the centre of turbulent human encounters, prized by slave traders, religious figures and the fashion world. Indigo is the story of this precious dye and its ancient heritage: its relationship to slavery as the 'hidden half' of the transatlantic slave trade, its profound influence on fashion, and its spiritual significance, which is little recognised but no less alive today. It is a richly told story, ...

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Indigo: In Search of the Colour that Seduced the World
2012, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9781408822364

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Indigo: In Search of the Colour that Seduced the World
2011, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9781408812204

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