Indigo in the Arab World
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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Chapter 1 Historical Background
Chapter 2 Indigo In the Great Age of Islam
Chapter 3 PostMamluk Trade in Indigo And Ottoman Influences
Chapter 4 Agricultural Production
Chapter 5 The Organization of the Indigo Dyeing Industry
Chapter 6 Raw Materials and Techniques Of Dyeing
Chapter 7 Indigo in Textiles
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