This plate shows several steps in the preparation of indigo, including grinding, fermentation, and drying. Source: Indigoterie, L'Operation de Battre l'Indigo. From Recueil des planches de l'Encyclopédie méthodique . . ., vol. 3 (Paris, 1784), plate 5.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • Indigo preparation. This plate shows several steps in the preparation of indigo, including grinding, fermentation, and drying. Source: Indigoterie, L'Operation de Battre l'Indigo. From Recueil des planches de l'Encyclopédie méthodique . . ., vol. 3 (Paris, 1784), plate 5.