Indigo Festival & Symposium,
Sansia & Taipei, Taiwan
The historic Chinese city of Sansiawas known for its fabric dyeing and traditionally holds an indigo festival
that includes a street fair, where for a small fee, anyone can dye a cloth in shibori patterns. In 2005,
teachers were invited fromvarious countries to participate in a symposium, classes and an exhibit. The
workshops were held in an enormous elementary school with an art room that had more than a dozen
natural indigo vats. A fashion show showcased Taiwanese designers using indigo.
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