5.16.2011

INDIGO







LE BLEU INDIGO

Morocco is one of the countries we associate with the vibrant blue color resulting from dyeing textiles with indigo, "a color named after the blue dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria" -wikepedia

The Desert people wear blue "sheshs" dyed with indigo and everywhere in Morocco the color is present. The Villa Majorelle in Marrakesh is painted a bright shade of it and in the North, in the town of Chef Chaouen, walls as well as dead end alleys are entirely painted in indigo tinted lime wash. 

Typical Zellige tiles come in rich blue as do wedding blankets.


At Caravane in Paris an interesting mix of medium to deep shades of indigo blue give this vignette depth and richness. 

Paola Navone, the famed Italian architect, used a lot of this shade in various depths in her own house.

The most predictable use of indigo is its pairing with white, thus achieving a seaside look that is clean and crisp.

A tie-dye effect is very effective as it brings out the hand-dyed quality of an item.

Indigo works magnificently with neutrals from sand to warm browns.

Malian artist and textile designer Aboubakar Fofana is an expert dyer who uses the highest quality indigo plants to produce ranges of blue unequaled anywhere.
images via houzz, jasmineetco, zestfortravel, dp.mariotini, paola navone, atticmag, caravan vis remodelista, ralph lauren, ecodeco, aboubakar fofana




au revoir.





7 comments:

  1. Jeanne-aelia,

    I love Indigo and most shades of blue! Adore the image at Caravane in Paris!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  2. I love your choice of colour here. Simply stunning. I particularly like the living room with the pelican painting - I would love to be in that room!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.
    Dianne
    ONKS
    XOXO

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  3. This was so interesting, loved the big vats of dye. The village sounds like real eye candy.

    yvonne

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  4. Beautiful post...
    and beautiful blog!
    have a nice day!
    donata

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  5. Indigo dreams... lovely.

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  6. Bonjour, superbe, tout ce que j'aime! Je vis au bord du Pacifique dans le bleu toute l'année...
    Je voyage souvent au Japon , j'ai l'occasion de chiner de vieux tissus indigo . A bientôt Françoise

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  7. Also in love with indigos and collecting them.
    Thanks for this lovely page!!!

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