Indigo dye is the most beloved and well known natural dye in the entire world.
Intrigued by the fact that indigo leaves have been used as medical herbs for centuries and that beautiful indigo blue is created through a process of natural oxidation, Eatable Of Many Orders visited the Miao, a minority tribe in Guizhou Province, China. The Miaos knew Indigo and lived an Indigo life. Their garments were dyed and then coated with egg whites for water repellent and for protection. Miaos’ homes are built in Indigo fields, and there is that special, timeless air surrounding their lives with Indigo.