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Natural Blues


The following post was written by Dr. Genevieve Hill-Thomas. She will be managing the dye vat for our first indigo dip day.    Nearly ten years ago, I caught a case of the blues in Burkina Faso, West Africa. I was in the village of Safané, researching local textiles that were the topic of my dissertation. Since a child, blue had been my favorite color, so it was no mystery as to why I found indigo-dyed textiles appealing. But it wasn’t until I was in the Koné’s courtyard--watching the matron of the family elicit profound hues of blue--that I fell...

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