Today for something different! I is for 'is it or isn't it?'. The thing about writing for this blog is that every now and then you have complete control over the content! So let's use this post to enter into some controversy....
The seven colours of the rainbow are well known, however, did you know that many people do not regard Indogo as a colour?
Dyeing with indigo is thought to have originated in India. In fact, the Greek word for dye (indikon) comes from this root, and so too does the Roman term (indicum) which is the root of the English word Indigo. Isaac Newton included it in his classification of the rainbow, but modern experts in colour now regard it as being somewhere between blue and violet. So, is it or isn't it? What do you think? You can read more about it on Wikipedia
Whether it qualifies or not, I have to say that there are some lovely indigo items to be found from the Bbest team. .These are the ones I found today.
As an aside, however, it is important and interesting to note that indigo plant is not in fact a dye but a pigment. The pigment does not actually enter into the fibres of the item being coloured but adheres to the outside. This is why indigo coloured jeans lose their colour - by friction rather than through washing.