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May 14th, 2016

May Collectors Corner Blue Alchemy-Stories of Indigo


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Indigo is a blue dye that has been used worldwide for millennia. Its color has numerous symbolic meanings, a commodity that has been used in trade, and an active ingredient in colonial economies. It has been continuously used to dye textiles and has given jeans the characteristic blue for which they are known.

The 79 minute documentary was created by Mary Lance (in the United States) into which she wove visual stories of indigo’s cultural traditions, its history and importance in global trade, and the revival of indigo for sustainable development. This film will take us to India, Japan, USA, Central and South America as well as Africa. The Thai Textile Society gratefully received permission to use this documentary for the sake of knowledge and education.

Venue: William Warren Library, 4th floor loft
The Henry B. Thompson Office Building
6 Soi Kasemsan 2, off Rama I Rd.

Time: 10:00 am

Members: Free
Non-members: B100


For reservations contact: bkk.tts@gmail.com


Mary Lance is an award-winning filmmaker with over thirty years’ experience in documentary production. “Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo” is her most recent project.

List of Museums and Film Festivals that have screened BLUE ALCHEMY

The Seattle Art Museum's Asian Art Museum 
Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center, New Mexico
San Antonio Museum of Art, Tx. USA
Friends of Folk Art at Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art
TEXTILE MUSEUM, George Washington University
Rising Moon Gallery in Abiquiu, New Mexico
Japanese Culture Weekend, Bath Maine
The Cultutal and Global Studies – Central Michigan University
Fiberflame Studio, Saugerties, NY
Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon Canada
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Washington DC
International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska
International Festival of Films on Art, Montreal Canada
Bath Literature Festival, Bath UK
Devon Guild of Craftsmen, UK
George Town Festival, Mission House, Penang, Malaysia