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Salvadoran seamstresses sew indigo-dyed tote bags on the sewing machines in an artisanal clothing workshop in Santiago Nonualco, El Salvador, 6 April 2018. For centuries, indigo, a natural deep blue dye extracted from the leaves of tropical plants, has been known to the native indigenous inhabitants of Central America. Nowadays, a growing demand for handmade, nature-based products has has permitted the emergence of various clothing workshops and cooperatives. Employing traditional design techniques and inspired by the ancient Mayan artists, they produce fashion collections, clothing accessories or decorative items on a sustainable, small scale basis.
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Salvadoran seamstresses sew indigo-dyed tote bags on the sewing machines in an artisanal clothing workshop in Santiago Nonualco, El Salvador, 6 April 2018. For centuries, indigo, a natural deep blue dye extracted from the leaves of tropical plants, has been known to the native indigenous inhabitants of Central America. Nowadays, a growing demand for handmade, nature-based products has has permitted the emergence of various clothing workshops and cooperatives. Employing traditional design...
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