Thursday, December 5, 2013

Imparting Color

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
~Marcus Aurelius

For Art Thursday, the art of dyeing:

Dye pits in the Fes Tannery
photo by rytc

Pigments for sale on market stall, Goa, India.
photo by Dan Brady

Rōketsuzome, a traditional wax-resist textile dyeing technique in Japan, printing wheels
photo by Blue Lotus

Egg Dye
photo by Matt Batchelor

A dyer adorning the top of the fountain "Weberbrunnen" by sculptor Bonifatius Stirnberg, Germany
photo by Jean-Pol Grandmont

Red Polar Bear by Bjargey Ólafsdóttir -- Langjökull Glacier, Iceland
The image is painted with red organic food dye approved for environmental use
photo by

Dyeing bezin cloth, Bamako
photo by Robin Taylor

Clay cuneiform tablet with instructions for dyeing wool
Recipes are given to produce blue and purple wools, 600-500 BC

A madagascar chichlid, dyed by American Museum of Natural History ichthyologist John S. Sparks. The different dyes reveal different parts of the fish.
photo by Beyond My Ken


Pop said...

Some wonderfully cool stuff in this week's offering, Tabatha.

The pigments for sale, the bear on snow, the dyeing instructions on the cuneiform tablet are all marvelous.

But the dyed fish was amazing. Not only instructive, but could be framed and on the wall!

Author Amok said...

Hi, Tabatha. What a variety of images you posted. I especially like the fish and what the dye reveals. (Tomorrow I'm sharing a recipe for cookies with food coloring -- really a dye. We must be on the same wavelength!)