[Embroidered mid-18th-century Coromandel Coast palampore. Cotton with silk thread. MFA, Boston. On loan to The Met.]
Color -- insane purples, pinks, yellows and reds from India along with deep indigos from Africa, the Americas and India -- is covered in the exhibition catalogue. Elena Phipps looks at the science, economics and fashion behind the dyes. And over at the show's homepage, The Met has posted links to synopses of other topics discussed in the book.