Talking Colours

Susie Emmett looks at natural colour and its social and environmental significance.

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0101Seeing Red20020701

The colour associated with life and vigour means death to a particular beetle.

0102True Blue20020702

Can growing indigo make a comeback in Bangladesh?

0103Earth Brown20020703

After years of unpopularity, brown pigments are back in vogue.

0104Back To Black20020704

In Rajasthan, master craftsmen in the art of printing and producing natural black rely on Western fashion buyers.

0105 LASTGolden Glow20020705

The Indian spice turmeric is used in cookery all over the world.

Much more than a colour, it even has an afterlife.