Saturday, September 22, 2012

Woad You Blue

This is an engagingly discursive, informative, and rather poetic piece about:  woad.  A must-read if you are an ancient-Anglophile, if you are interested in the history of textile, self-decoration, botanical chemistry (or alchemy ...) and dyes.  Or, for that matter - if you're just a science nerd, happen to like indulgent writing in service of a narrowly particular but interesting subject ... or love the color blue.

I enjoyed this piece a great deal, hope you will too.  "Indican surrender" ... the writing is so very good.  Evocative.  The voice reminds me of my brother at his best.

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