Fun Link Friday: Traditional Indigo Dyeing

A quickie Fun Link Friday today for those of you slogging your way back from the holidays! Great Big Story recently posted a video on traditional indigo dyeing in Japanese culture. Did you know that indigo is fire-retardant? Or even bacteria resistant? Check out the video below for a brief introduction to this fascinating (and shrinking) industry in Japan.

 

And if you liked that, you can see a half-hour video on the details of the indigo dyeing process, with this additional video below!

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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