Indigo- In search of the color that seduced the world. By Caherine E. McKinley
For almost 5 millennia, in every culture & every major religion, indigo~ a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientist still regard as mysterious~ has been at the center of turbulent human encounters.
Antique tribal silver hinge bracelet with Lapis & Turquoise inset from India.
Inner diameter - 2.75"
Inner circumference - 7.25
Outer diameter - 3.25"
Unique vintage pillow with fully beaded image.
Dimensions: 25" L x 26" W
Sakabukuro, or sake straining bags, are beautiful boro textiles. Made of cotton saturated with green persimmon tannin which gives the distinctive brown color, this utilitarian textile was used in sake making. The weathered, leathery finish & hand mending reveal this well loved piece's rich history.
Early to mid twentieth century
30" x 10"