I cannot say it any better than Yatzer or show you as many beautiful visuals of this new book by Catherine Legrand, who spent twenty years exploring various cultures worldwide to produce this fascinating documentation of the practices, people, art, garments and communities this dye has been so fundamental to. It is a labor of love for the author and the people who create it.
Indigo cloth just melts me, so my copy is on order!
Please read Yatzer’s coverage of the book and enjoy the gorgeous pictures. http://www.yatzer.com/indigo-the-colour-that-changed-the-world