Textiles From Around the World, a wonderful show including indigo-dyed textiles from Africa and worker clothing from France and Japan at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill.
There is a fabulous new giant cloth sculpture hanging from the ceiling. You can walk into it and be surrounded by blue. The same room is ringed with dried plant material, a source of the blue dye. The show takes you around the world. Humans have made beautiful and practical cloth and clothing with indigo.
Until 9 October 2016
First Thursdays of each month the museum is free to all. First Fridays, the museum is free for persons 62 and older. First Saturdays, the museum is free for families.With a student identification: $5
Allow an hour.
Museum membership starts at $5.75 a month
Hours and directions
INDIGO–a color between blue and violet in the visual spectrum, a dye made from the indigofera plant and other sources.