Indigo Sarees, Indigo Kurtas, Indigo Tops, Indigo Dupattas, Indigo Fabric....indigo is on everyone's must have list these last couple of years. So what is Indigo and why is it on the Must-Have list?
Indigo dye is an organic compound with a distinctive blue color. Historically, indigo was a natural dye extracted from the leaves of certain plants, and this process was important economically because blue dyes were once rare.
Indigo is among the oldest dyes to be used for textile dyeing and printing. The oldest known fabric dyed indigo dating to 6,000 years ago was discovered in 2009 at Huaca Prieta, Peru. 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. Indigo was also cultivated in India, which was also the earliest major center for its production and processing. The I. tinctoria species was domesticated in India. Indigo, used as a dye, made its way to the Greeks and the Romans, where it was valued as a luxury product.
India was a primary supplier of indigo to Europe as early as the Greco-Roman era. The association of India with indigo is reflected in the Greek word for the dye, indikón (Ἰνδικόν, Indian). The Romans latinized the term to indicum, which passed into Italian dialect and eventually into English as the word indigo.
This well-tested dying process gained wide spread popularity in the last few years for Indian garments like Sarees, Dupattas, Tops, Kurtas and Dresses. The beautiful color in unique hand block prints on pure mul cotton is a dream fabric for Indian hot summers. Soft and vibrant these smart Indigo fabrics created with catchy prints have been used creatively in different categories to give you the perfect attire!
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