In old Japan, hand loomed and hand dyed cloth was constantly re-purposed.  Indigo dyed cotton cloth was often hand woven in the home from yarns which were hand spun by the weaver. The time and labor which went into the creation of cloth gave it great value.  It was not a disposable commodity.

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Евдокия Прохорова. Одежда для свободных натур. - Вятка-золотая провинция

Евдокия Прохорова. Одежда для свободных натур. - Вятка-золотая провинция

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19th Century Red and Indigo Czech Textile

Colors for Life - wasbella102: Apron - fourth quarter 19th...

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Hmong fabric Vietnam #textiles

SUMMER STYLE INSPIRATION: INDIGO JOURNEY - Style Indicator

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KAL : Des mitaines (russes?)

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България/ Bulgaria

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Feather and embroidery top

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Wedding dress from Pakistan

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19th century, Serbian

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Chinese embroidery

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Rugrabit

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Romanian Coat from the 1900's, leather with hand sewn embroidery.

Coat | Romanian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ensemble | Hungarian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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1800–1939 Bulgarian

Overdress | Bulgarian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Afghan Dress

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Kuchi Dress - Afghan

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korea traditional style

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Hmong Baby Carrier/Miao fabric

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Croatian woman's folk costume; Draganic

Croatian folk costumes and textiles from Stefni Agin Collection

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Blouse Date: 1800–1943 Culture: Romanian Medium: linen

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Hungrian Embroidery

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Kautokeino Norway

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Hmong Vintage Textile

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Close-up of a lady in Arequipa, Peru. By Jeffrey Becom.

Close-up of hands of woman wearing traditional clothes.

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