Indigo, the oldest natural dye in use, is the subject of this book. It paints a fascinating picture of its history and application throughout the world. He also describes the techniques that have been developed and gives instructions on how to use them. The result is a delightful book for both the textile artist and the general reader. Techniques include all forms of dyeing, resist and printing such as batik, plangi and ikat. There is plenty of practical information about dyeing different kinds of fabric and making pastes for resist work.