Indigo VII - Sublime Framed Print

Mali

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Indigo VII - Sublime Framed Print

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Indigo VII - Sublime Framed Print

Indigo VII - Sublime Framed Print

Mali

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$1995

This archival print is float-mounted on a natural linen, which provides a 1" border between the print and frame. The piece is offered in two sizes and in our lucite frame or unframed. The print itself is subtly blind embossed with our monogram in the bottom right hand corner. The frame is equipped with wire to be hung either vertically or horizontally. Framed dimensions are 44.5" W x 44.5" H.

In ancient times, from opulent Egypt to stark West Africa, fabric has been dyed a mysterious, beautiful blue. This indigo, or "gold blue," is a sign of prestige and a symbol of the link between heaven and earth. Through a careful process, indigo can produce a vast palette of blue hues; traditional dyers would ask their customers' color preferences, from the palest sky to the deepest midnight. Dye vats alone take a full week to prepare and require daily stirring. The un-dyed cloth is pinched, sewn, and tied according to precise patterns. Once dye is applied to the material, the ties are removed, revealing patterns of lines, shells, dots, or tracery.