from the greek Ινδικον (indikon) meaning; indic (from india) a froth of iridescent blue covers the dye bath as fermented leaves surround the cloth. shades of green emerge underwater, a hidden bond. out of the water and into the sun the fabric takes a deep breath, turning blue. earth’s true color, as river, sky and rain. indigo was key for ancient mayans. a blue to call the rain god chac mool - copal resin adhering indigo to clay. caesar’s warriors wore indigo on their skin a war paint turning their bodies a deep blue scaring their enemies and healing their wounds. blue-collar, bleu de travail, an indigo cloth was crafted in (de) nîmes; denim - the workers clothes of france. italian fisherman mend their nets with indigo string - a fine line of paint woven through time.