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True Indigo - Sublime Framed Textile

This product belongs in the following collections:

True Indigo - Sublime Framed Textile

True Indigo - Sublime Framed Textile

$3750

True Indigo - Sublime Framed Textile

Bangladesh

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$3750

The dyed textile is carefully applied to a flax linen substrate, which provides a border between the textile and frame. This piece is offered in our lucite frame. Our signature gold St. Frank plate is featured in the bottom right-hand corner of each piece.

Framed dimensions are 44.5" W x 44.5" H.

This piece is dyed from Indigofera Tinctoria, or “true indigo,” which is grown in northwest Bangladesh as a rotation crop to replenish soil for food cultivation. Indigo was a leading export from Bangladesh - then part of the Indian state of Bengal - in the early 19th century, fueled by European demand for this dye. However, due to tensions between British traders and Bengali growers culminating in The Blue Mutiny of 1859, production collapsed in the mid 19th century. As a result, true indigo virtually ceased to exist in Bangladesh, and indigo began to signify sorrow and pain. However, today, the revival of indigo growing in Bangladesh is an attempt to create a sustainable industry that benefits the producers in rural communities and gives a positive meaning to indigo.