Friday, January 15, 2010

The Art of Dyeing

Here are a few images of the art of dyeing in action. The image above is of natural dyes from the Mysore Market in India. The artisans below are indigo dyeing in the ancient dye pits of Kano in Nigeria. These pits are over 500 years old! The 2 last images are batik artists at work. The woman is practicing the art of Indonesian Batik. Not sure where the man is from. Wish I had some of those dye pits in the back yard and some bowls full of natural dye.

1 comment:

Sunkanmi said...

Can you please allow us to use one of your shorts, Kano dye pit, for 2011 Calendar on African Craft.
Your quick response would be highly appreciated.