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🔵 Here's a little BLUESDAY inspiration from our Egyptian art collection, currently on view in Infinite Blue.
Ancient Egyptian weavers decorated linen and wool with indigo-blue dye as early as 2000 b.c.e. But the actual source of indigo color in Egypt remains uncertain. The plant that produces true indigo dye, Indigofera tinctoria
, is not known to have grown in Egypt, but was imported through trade routes by the Greco-Roman period (323 b.c.e.–395 c.e.). The woad plant, which produced a slightly less concentrated indigo color, was likely the earliest source of blue dye in Egypt.
Coptic artist. Tunic with Mythological Motifs, Late Antique period, 5th–7th century c.e.Egypt Wool. Brooklyn Museum. Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 41.523.
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