Indigo Dye | A Natural State
Indigo was grown extensively on the Sea Islands from the middle 1600s - late 1700s. Blue stained hands were a mark of slaves in the dye making and application trade. Though synthetic dyes are now used in the textile industry, organic indigo continues to be grown and cultivated by the St. Helena community. The plant’s green leaves, when processed, reveal a rich organic dye that Arianne uses in her framed artworks, pillows, furniture and African robes.