Blue Exhibition Tour and Tea at The Textile Museum
Event Date Sep 13, 2008
Time 2:30PM
Location The Textile Museum

Washington, DC 20008-4088
 
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Non-Member Fee 40


BLUE explores the creation and meaning of the color blue on textiles produced across time and place, with particular emphasis on contemporary artists’ use of natural indigo dyes. Until the invention of chemical dyes in the late 19th century, peoples worldwide relied largely on indigo-bearing plants to achieve blue-colored garments, household furnishings, artworks and even body paint. Many cultures attributed talismanic properties as well as health benefits to indigo, and the mysterious transformation of this temperamental dye has long been steeped in myth and magic.

Join us for tea after the guided tour.

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