INDIGO WORLD AT WONDERFRUIT 2023
ENDING THE YEAR WITH AN IMMERSIVE INDIGO DYEING EXPERIENCE AT WONDERFRUIT
We returned to the Wonderfruit for the second edition of INDIGO WORLD, creating a sanctuary from the sun and active space for transformative power of indigo dye. Over the course of four days, we hosted old and new friends to indigo dyeing and other actitivities drawn from the land.
Essentially, INDIGO WORLD functions as a collaborative platform with a myriad of activities with our friends and familiy becoming hosts and sharing for friends, old and new.
“As we returned for our sophomore year with Indigo World, I could not be more grateful thinking about the community emerging out of last year. In this edition, we welcomed Rirkrit Tiravanija to join us to collaborate. It was our conversation in Chang Mai back in 2017 about how a public indigo vat could exist. Realizing that the only way was to share the knowledge, so one day we could accumulate a community that could keep a public vat alive.
Indigo World In The Fields is testament that this community exists"
From a dinner under the stars with Antto Melasniemi, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Na Projects to a live soundscape by Baitong~Xystems to Pet Rock Painting with artist Dusadee Huntrakul, Ethical Foraging and Leaf-Tapping with Fatima Najm , Indigo Feeding Rituals with natural wine by Wine Garage, and a Fermentation Rehydration Station with Soho House Bangkok and Onson. Sunrise Indigo-Dyeing sessions were busy with our night owls becoming early birds, transforming their whites into indigo whilst Mark Scodellaro led sunrise yoga sessions focusing on the Ajna Chakra or Indigo Chakra aka The Third Eye.
FROM DUST TO DUNE
Chomwan led mud-dyeing session where red earth from the land, specifically Don Goy village in Sakon Nakhon, became a natural dye we call Dune.
Fatima Najm. By using the abundant resources we can find in the nature, we repurpose leaves and stems into unique designs adorning our fabrics.
Leaves and stems are the hidden natual pigment from plants. It can be extracted by binding with the tannis and acids into the fabric's fibre, with an assistance of salvaged rust to lock the color. Leaf tapping technique has been used throughout times as an ancient knowledge of Thai artisans.