Indigo in the Arab World

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 283 pages
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The role indigo has played elsewhere has been fairly well documented, but in the case of the Arab world, little or no thorough investigation has been previously undertaken. Sets out to provide comprehensive coverage of the subject from its earliest history to the present day.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Historical Background
3
Chapter 2 Indigo In the Great Age of Islam
14
Chapter 3 PostMamluk Trade in Indigo And Ottoman Influences
30
Chapter 4 Agricultural Production
42
Chapter 5 The Organization of the Indigo Dyeing Industry
70
Chapter 6 Raw Materials and Techniques Of Dyeing
80
Chapter 7 Indigo in Textiles
117
Chapter 8 Substance Or Colour? The Versatility Of Indigo
155
Notes
175
Bibliography
246
Glossary
268
Appendix 1 Chemical Formulae
271
Index
273
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