Tintes Indigo / Indigo dyes

El Índigo es un colorante originalmente extraído de las variedades de las plantas del añil y es conocido desde la antigüedad por su capacidad para teñir los tejidos de un color de azul profundo. Objetos egipcios sugieren que el añil fue empleado ya en 1600 aC y se han encontrado restos de él en África, India, Indonesia y China.

Glosario indigo

An English translation below if you click ” Sigue leyendo”

El nombre índigo proviene del latín indicum, que significa “producto de la India”, lugar de su comercio con el Impero Romano, aunque la planta se cultiva en muchas áreas del mundo, incluyendo Asia , Java , Japón y América Central . Por otro lado, el nombre añil deriva del árabe “al- nil”, que significa azul.


El tinte se puede extraer de varias plantas, pero históricamente la planta de añil fue la más utilizada, ya que fue la más ampliamente disponible. Pertenece a la familia de las leguminosas y se han identificado más de trescientas especies. La Indigofera tintoria es la más común, un arbusto de entre un metro y dos de altura, de hojas pequeñas y flores rosas y violetas. En la antigüedad , el añil era un bien muy preciado porque las hojas de la planta contienen sólo una pequeña cantidad de colorante (aproximadamente 4.2 % ). Por lo tanto, se requiere un gran número de plantas para producir una cantidad significativa de colorante. Las plantaciones de añil se extendieron por muchas partes del mundo para asegurar un suministro controlado.


El químico alemán Adolf von Baeyer obtuvo la primera síntesis de índigo artificial en 1880, y la perfeccionó en 1883 tras una larga investigación sobre el benceno, lo que le valió un premio Nobel en 1905, a pesar de que su método no producía un índigo suficientemente barato como para reemplazar al natural. Finalmente, el suizo Karl Heumann, en 1890, logró la síntesis adecuada para uso industrial. Uno de los nombres que recibió por entonces el índigo artificial fue azul de Prusia. Hoy en día, el índigo se produce sintéticamente a escala industrial.

indigo stones

La peculiaridad de este tinte es que es superficial y solo penetra parcialmente en las fibras. Si  miráramos con aumento un hilo teñido de índigo podríamos observar que las capas internas permanecen sin color. Debido a ello y a su baja fijación, el color se va desvaneciendo para dar el característico aspecto desgastado que podemos ver en nuestros pantalones vaqueros.


Muchas prendas de tu armario están teñidas con índigo y son de tejido denim, pero una vez más, eso será una futura publicación.

separador idiomas post

Indigo is a dyestuff originally extracted from the varieties of the indigo and is known throughout the ancient world for its ability to color fabrics a deep blue. Egyptian artifacts suggest that indigo was employed as early as 1600 B.C. and it has been found in Africa, India, Indonesia, and China.

Indigo name comes from the Roman term” indicum”, which means a product of India, origen of the first trading with the Roman Empire. This is somewhat of a misnomer since the plant is grown in many areas of the world including Asia, Java, Japan and Central America. Another ancient term for the dye is nil from which the Arabic term for blue, al-nil, is derived.

The dye can be extracted from several plants, but historically the indigo plant was the most used , as it was the most widely available. It belongs to the legume family and identified over three hundred species. The “Indigofera tintoria” is the most common, a shrub of between one meter and two meters high , small leaves with rose and violet flowers. In ancient times , indigo was a precious good because the leaves of the plant contain only a small amount of dye (approximately 4.2 %). Therefore, a large number of plants was required to produce a significant amount of dyestuff. Indigo plantations were founded across the world to ensure a controlled supply.

The German chemist Adolf von Baeyer obtained the first artificial synthesis of indigo in 1880 and refined in 1883 after a lengthy investigation into benzene, which earned him a Nobel Prize in 1905 , although his method did not produce an enough cheap indigo to replace the natural dye. Finally, the Swiss Karl Heumann, in 1890 , achieved the synthesis suitable for industrial use. One of the names of this artificial indigo was then the Prussian blue. Today , indigo is produced synthetically in a industrial scale.

The peculiarity of this dye is that it is superficial and it penetrates only partially in the fibers . If we looked increased a indigo dyed yarn it can be seen that the inner layers remain uncolored. The dye also fades to give a characteristic used look to our jeans.

Many clothes in your closet are dyed with indigo and they are made in denim fabrics, but again, it will be for future publication.

firma de mis post

Imagenes: sehkellyinstructables, ldbabrooklynhandeyemagazinenecesitodetodos

Comparte nuestra publicación - Share our post
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Pin on Pinterest

54 pensamientos en “Tintes Indigo / Indigo dyes

  1. Excellent post. Keep posting such kind of info on your page.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hi there, You have done an incredible job.

    I’ll definitely digg it and in my opinion recommend to my friends.
    I am sure they’ll be benefited from this site.

  2. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my weblog
    thus i got here to return the favor?.I’m attempting to find issues to improve my site!I assume its ok to make use of
    a few of your ideas!!

  3. hi!,I love your writing very much! percentage we keep in touch more about your article on AOL?
    I need an expert on this area to resolve my
    problem. Maybe that’s you! Looking ahead to see you.

  4. I’m not sure where you are getting your info, but
    good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  5. Ithink this is among the most vital info for me. And i’m glad reading yor article.
    But want to remark on few general things, The web site style
    is ideal, the articles is really great : D. Good
    job, cheers

  6. Thɑnks on yoսr marvelous posting! Ӏ գuite enjoyed reading іt,
    yߋu miɡht be a ɡreat author.I wiⅼl makе
    certain to bookmark yߋur blog and definitely wiⅼl сome back sоmetime soon. I want to encourage one tο
    continue yߋur great work, have a nice holiday weekend!

  7. Hi there I am so happy I found your web site, I really found you by mistake, while I was researching on Google for something else,
    Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks for a fantastic post and a all round enjoyable
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse
    it all at the moment but I have saved it and also included your RSS
    feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the awesome work.

  8. I’ve been browsing online more than six hours today for 1/2 Price Pro
    Calgary Painting & Tintes Indigo / Indigo dyes , yet I never found any interesting article
    like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view,
    if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you
    did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  9. My brother recommended I might like this website.
    He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I had spent for this
    information! Thanks!

  10. I feel this is օne of tһe most imрortant іnformation for me.
    And і am glad reading ʏoսr article. Howеver wanna statement on some normal things,
    Thе web site taste іs perfect, tthe articles iss іn reality great :
    D. Just right process, cheers

  11. Thank you for any other excellentt article. The plahe
    else may just anygody get that type of info
    in such a perfect approach of writing? I’ve a presentation subsequent week,
    and I’m on the search for such information.

  12. I’ve been surfing online more than two hours today for home
    painter & Tintes Indigo / Indigo dyes , yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web
    will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  13. Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board and I to find It really useful & it helped
    me out much. I am hoping to give something back and
    aid others like you helped me.

  14. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this website.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and visual appearance.
    I must say you have done a great job with this. Also, the blog loads super fast for me on Safari.

    Exceptional Blog!

  15. This design is incredible! You definitely know how
    to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job.

    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you
    presented it. Too cool!

  16. Good info. Lucky me I discovered your site by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have bookmarked it for later!

  17. Very good blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you advise startong with a free platform like Worddpress or go for a paid option? There are so many options outt tyere that I’m completely overwhelmed
    .. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!

  18. El artículo es muy interesante. Enriquece la historia de este color.
    En yoga lo presentaron en Powerpoint para meditar. Paso un tiempo y ya no recordaba como era. Lo solicité al instituto para estar segura, obtuve una muestra, se veía violeta en el movil y azul en la computadora. Dudé que fuera alguno de estos y decidí navegar en Internet para verificarlo. Cuando dí con está página, todo se aclaro, recordé al instante que este era el estudiado. Gracias por traer Luz a mi Vida.

Responder a set alarm ringtone android Cancelar respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos necesarios están marcados *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

Puedes usar las siguientes etiquetas y atributos HTML: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>