August 01, 2015

 

 
Read the full commentary Living Blue: Reflections on Indigo from AdobeAirStream.

 

The combination of mokume and dheu on indigo is like deep blue streams running through your hands. This sensation is reinforced by the softness of textiles touched for weeks by the skilled hands of Bangladeshi artisans, most of whom are women. There is no machine-made stiffness here, but rather the warm presence of people and ancient methods.              

-- Keith Recker, editor HAND/EYE