Traditional indigo dying in Indonesia, the indigo plant is grown right next to the dye vat and the limestone coral is gathered from the sea below.

You see in the first picture the liquid from the fermented plant set with the powder of the limestone to form the indigo paste. There are many different stages to make this dye in order for it to hold its colour, it takes up to a week of treating before its ready for the cotton. This little family natural dye business was like a little secret garden on the cliff. 

Hannah Mitchell