My friend and colleague, Solikhin , has been working very hard over the past three years since I saw him last. Still focused on indigo, never finding an easy solution by way of chemical dye, Solikhin has come a long way toward opening up the richness and versatility of indigo.
This is an example of the colors he derives by overdyeing with other natural vegetable dyes on a cloth that is first dyed with indigo.
Solikhin creates his own designs and does his own coloring. He does however rely on some very skilled artisans to apply the wax to the cloth.
This cloth is colored with indigo and overdyed with jelawe the fruit of a certain tree.