Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World

APR 9 – OCT 9 2016

Mood Indigo: Textiles From Around the World honors the unique ability of the color blue to create many moods in cloth.

Drawn primarily from the Seattle Art Museum’s global textile collection—Mood Indigo illuminates the historic scope of this vibrant dye.

The exhibition features a set of tapestries from Flanders, a silk court robe from China, a vast array of kimonos from Japan, batiks and ikats from Indonesia and Africa, and ancient fragments from Peru and Egypt.

An immersive contemporary installation devoted to indigo by Rowland Ricketts will be accompanied by sound artist Norbert Herber. Their work will unveil the visual and musical nuances involved with indigo growth and the dyeing of cloth. From the sultry darkness of midnight to the vitality of a bright sky, come let the myriad blues in their multiple forms surround you.


The exhibition is organized by the Seattle Art Museum.

Presenting Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Additional Support
ArtsFund/Guendolen Carkeek Plestcheeff Fund for the Decorative and Design Arts
Contributors to the SAM Fund