Indigo’s presence in America – like so much of our history – was carried on the back of enslaved people. Historically a crash crop on plantations, indigo was weaponized as a form of lucrative economic benefit for slave owners. This service is an invitation into the promise that God makes all things new, into redeeming the beauty of indigo, its artistic expression, and healing potential.
Use this handout (featuring the wisdom of Rev. Laura Everett and Reservoir member, Vernee Wilkinson) as an invitation into our history, the dyeing process and the power of the plant, indigo.