Natural Dyes - Indigo - Persicaria Tinctoria
Persicaria Tinctoria, natural indigo powder
Organic cultivation in Provence, France
A natural Indigo prepared from fresh leaves of Japanese Indigo (Polygonum tinctorium Aiton, also named Persicaria tinctoria (Aiton) Spach), manufactured in Provence, France by Laura & Amandine (company Le Champ des Couleurs) under organic & sustainable farming.
The plant: Polygonum tinctorium Aiton is an annual herbaceous species of 40 to 80 cm height.
This species originating from Asia was extensively grown for the manufacture of natural indigo in tropical areas of China, Vietnam, and Japan where it is still used for traditional textiles.
It was introduced into several countries in Europe where it is well acclimated and grown.
This is a natural, pure plant product. There are numerous ways to make an indigo vat for dyeing. I suggest finding a good book, do some research on-line or take a workshop. Indigo is magical to work with and creates a blue like no other.
We do not supply instructions when purchasing indigo by the ounce. We do supply detailed instructions with our indigo kits.
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