True Indigo

Sublime Framed Textile

True Indigo

Sublime Framed Textile

44.5" W x 44.5" H
Contemporary Handmade
Bangladesh
$1,950 $3,750 Sale

This piece is dyed from Indigofera Tinctoria, or true indigo, which is grown in northwest Bangladesh as a rotation... READ MORE

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Provenance

Contemporary Handmade
Bangladesh

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.

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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 textiles are custom framed once they are ordered. Allow 4-5 weeks for framing and delivery. Expedited options may be available by emailing service@stfrank.com.

This item is fully refundable if returned within 30 days of delivery.

*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Provenance

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.