An Indigo Addict’s Organic Dyes

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Malian artist and modern preservationist Aboubakar Fofana uses an (increasingly rare) organic dying technique to create his richly hued indigo textiles. The time-honored but long-forgotten West African process puts crushed leaves through a fermentation process, which results in an astoundingly brilliant dye. The self-proclaimed indigo addict’s intensive work is now on view in an exhibit exhibit at NYC’s Atelier Courbet.