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13 Shades of Indigo

Posted by Melissa Newirth on

African Mossi Indigo Wrapper Cloths
So many shades and name of Indigo!!!!
In eighteenth century Europe “dyers classified indigo colours into thirteen separate shades, beginning with the lightest: ‘milk-blue, pearl-blue, pale-blue, flat-blue, middling-blue, sky-blue, queen’s blue, turkish-blue, watchet-blue, garter-blue, mazareen-blue, deep-blue, and very deep or navy-blue (or ‘infernal blue’).”

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