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Timelessness - A Pictorial Tale

 

These snapshots are from April 2007.

The story starts, one day, over 2000 years ago, in south-western Anatolia. The woolly ram........

Golden_Fleece

 

About two millennia later........sheep....

sheep

 

and goats.......

goats

 

The vegetable-dye guru Harald Boehmer talks wool.....

harald

 

and Madder Dye....

haraldmadder

 

In a village in SW Anatolia.......Indigo-dyed wools oxidise to blue as they are brought out of the dye vat.

indigo

 

and newly vegetable-dyed wools dry in the sun on a stone wall.....in a village in south-western Anatolia, 2007AD. Continuity. Harmony. Proportion.

colours

 

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