Originating in Africa, the precious dye indigo has a long and varied heritage. Its relationship to slavery, profound influence on fashion, and spiritual significance are all part of an untold story, filled with tales of those who shaped the course of colonial history and a world economy. Author of Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World, Catherine E. McKinley provides a closer look at this familiar, yet still mysterious, color that appears everywhere from African garments to today’s fashion shows. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
- Boshell Family Lecture Series on Archaeology