Indigo Project Exhibition, 2019
The project explored the cultivation of the indigo plant in Tobago in the 1600s and 1700s and the process used to extract indigo dye for export. Indigo pit ruins still exist at Crown Point and Parlatuvier. Library staff replicated the dye extraction process on a small scale and used the resulting dye to craft items using Shibori tie-dye techniques. The aim of the project was to expose Tobagonians to a small but important part of Tobago’s agricultural history.
The project culminated with an exhibition in the atrium of the Scarborough Library in July 2019, and a display at the Charlotteville Branch Library in August 2019.