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"Got the blues in paradise.
Over on the blog, a beautiful day with @threadsoflifebali learning all about to traditional art of indigo dyeing. Was such a lovely way to learn more about the culture and traditions of Bali."
Seven days of exploring natural dye traditions of Indonesia at @umajati with our incredible #threadsoflife team.
Traditional textiles (bidang) wrap the harvest baskets (cupai) from the head of each family group and offerings are made to the rice spirit during a Dayak Desa harvest ceremony.
"Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing. Many Asian countries, such as India, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations have used indigo as a dye (particularly silk dye) for centuries. The dye was also known to ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Britain, Mesoamerica, Peru, Iran, and Africa. The oldest known fabric dyed indigo dating to 6,000 years ago was discovered in 2009 at Huaca Prieta, Peru." -Wikipedia