Have you ever wanted to learn how to dye fabrics with indigo? It’s time to learn! Indigo was a wildly successful cash crop in Colonial South Carolina. Eliza Lucas Pinckney experimented with Indigofera plants for 4 years and perfected the difficult process: growing, harvesting, fermenting, aerating, and drying. Learn about this fascinating process and the work the enslaved people were forced to do to take indigo from flowering plant to expensive blue dye.
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