Friday, July 17, 2009

Indigo Blue


The new EST challenge hosted by Iragrant has the theme: your favorite color!
I combined one of my fav's: turquoise, with the beautiful color indigo blue.
I let me inspire by the beautiful vibrant blue of the Tuaregs .
The Tuareg are sometimes called the "Blue People" because the indigo pigment in the cloth of their traditional jallaba and turbans stained the wearer's skin dark blue.
The indigo blue-colored veil that Tuareg men wear is called Alasho. Taking on this veil is associated with the rite of passage to manhood; men begin wearing a veil when they reach maturity. The veil usually conceals their face, excluding their eyes and the top of the nose.

9 comments:

vadjutka said...

Truly beautiful!

beck said...

Blue, blue...my favourite colour. The colour of the sky & sea and my girls eyes. Lovely xo

Kreativlink said...

Wonderful colors! I could jump right into these pictures ...

baahar said...

beautiful pictures from a far away culture ... thanks :)

Michele said...

A beautiful creation,
I love indigo, is such a strong colour!

Jane_Bo said...

Very beautiful earrings and great story!

St├ęphanie Kilgast said...

I love the second earrings soooo much but I've got already toooo much earrings! I'm hopeless :D

edward and lilly said...

This is so interesting, I love these blues and the earrings are gorgeous!

Chichiboulie said...

such a gorgeously rich colour. well chosen photos. beautiful!