This rich Indigo was one of our first colors and has always been a favorite! It has amazing opacity and can provide a wide range of tones, at its darkest appearing to be almost black.
Genuine Indigo color is extracted from the leaves of the Indigo plant, Indigofera Tinctoria, through a fermentation process, unlike other natural dyes that are extracted through heating the dyestuff in a pot of water. Indigo dye is one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and printing. India, China and Japan have incredibly rich traditions with Indigo, with India being the main supplier of the dye during the Greco-Roman era. Romans used the term Indicum, which eventually, through Italian and to English, became Indigo. Natural Indigo was the only source of the color until around 1900 when it was first formulated synthetically for commercial use.
Our Indigo is made from synthetic pigment.
Handmade in our shop using the highest quality synthetic indigo pigment and natural watercolor binding medium made from gum arabic (sap from acacia trees,) honey, glycerine and distilled water.
* depending on availability - please allow around a week for items to be shipped.