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Express Talk: Indigo

August 15, 2018
Meet in Gallery 100
Free with museum admission

Explore the varied uses of indigo dye in the Arts of Africa galleries. How was the plant cultivated, prepared, and used in different practices? 

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Hamana, Maraka, Boso, or Somono, Eastern Segou region, Mali. Face Mask, Late 19th/early 20th century. Gift of Richard Faletti, the Faletti Family Collection.