<ul><li>Indigo color is a combination of two fundamental colors - blue and red - in unequal proportions. Due to the predominance of blue, indigo carries, qualities that are more tranquil, related to calm and peace.
Indigo is the color on the electromagnetic spectrum between about 420 and 450 nm in wavelength, placing it between blue and violet. </li></ul>What is Indigo?<br />
<ul><li>In Indian and British cultures, indigo color was a symbol of pelf and abundance, because it was derived out of an extremely expensive Indian plant of the same name. Therefore, only the wealthiest could afford to wear garments and paintings, where the pigment from indigo plant was used.
In various cultures across the globe, indigo is linked with discipline, balance of karma, honesty, good fortune, dignity, integrity, and so on. </li></ul>Etymology<br />
help in devlopment of higher Intelligence</li></ul>Uses of Indigo<br />
<ul><li>Indigo Plant (Indigoferatinctoria)– Deciduous sub shrubs of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and cluster of red or purple flower; a source of indigo dye
Indigo broom – Much-branched erect herb with bright yellow flowers; distributed from Massachusetts to Florida
Indigo bird - Small deep blue North American bunting
Indigo Snake - Large dark-blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrows; found in southern North American and Mexico
Indigofera – Genus of tropical herbs and shrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and spurred flower in long racemes or spikes
Indigoferaanil(Indigoferasuffruticosa)– Shrubs of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
Indigotin – A blue dye obtained from plants or made synthetically</li></ul>Some interesting facts<br />
<ul><li>The symbolic meaning of the color indigo was power, importance and wealth
Sometimes referred to as Royal Blue with its obvious connotation
Indigo with the color blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing heavenly grace. The Virgin Mary is often depicted wearing indigo or blue clothing
People who were allowed to wear the color indigo during the Elizabethan era, as decreed by the English Sumptuary Laws, were Royalty, Nobility and members of the Council</li></ul>Some interesting facts (cont.)<br />
<ul><li>Indigo color was used in paintings through almost all genres, to define uniqueness, preciousness, royalty, and sacredness.
It was also depicted as a 'divine' color and was associated with gods & goddesses. </li></ul>Abstract<br />