Discussion and Tour: Indigo, Blue Star of the Orient

Jenny Balfour-Paul, honorary research fellow, Exeter University

International lecturer and traveler Jenny Balfour-Paul is author of three books on indigo, an exhibition curator, a consultant for two documentaries on indigo, and also a dyer. She will give an illustrated overview of indigo, followed by a show-and-tell and a special tour of the galleries to examine and discuss varied examples of indigo-dyed textiles from Asia. 

Jennifer Balfour Paul's book Deeper than Indigo will be available for sale in the museum shop.

This program relates to the exhibition Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China. Fee: $10/museum members and GW students, faculty, and staff; $15/public. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Register online or call 202-994-7394.