Blue sarpusu and bluing
Sarpusu and blauwsel: textile and textile bleachers as spiritual medicine.
story by Hanne Berendse
“That color really suits you!”; “Blue definitely makes your eyes pop!” You’ve probably heard similar statements when wearing a piece of clothing. In Western fashion, color is very important. You can even get a color analysis to find out what color best complements your hair, eye color or skin tone. But how about picking colors based on their spiritual power? This story tells you about the color blue in Suriname, and why people are willing to travel miles and miles to obtain a certain blue fabric - not for its aesthetics, but for its power.