Colors to Dye For

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Jun 2 2017 - Dec 3 2017

Colors to Dye For explores the mysterious industry of dye-making. The beautiful southwestern palette created in early Navajo textiles was produced through a variety of materials found in nature. This exhibition takes a close look at the history of indigo and red. Why was indigo referred to as a “color of the devil,” and how did a beetle from the Sonoran desert change the history of red? Come see the fascinating transformation of how wool is made into yarn and yarn is turned into beautiful textiles.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Fiber Arts
  • American
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Anjora Noronha
  • and others

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