This shirt is dyed with Prussian blue, a pigment discovered in around 1704 in Berlin by the chemist Johann Jacob Diesbach.
The pigment is derived from an iron salt and gives an intense, slightly red-cast blue color. it was also used in paintings and can be found in "Starry Night" painted by Vincent Van Gogh and "The Great Wave" by Katsushika Hokusai.
Prussian blue is less predictable than modern synthetic dyes and it's color transfer, inconsistency, irregularity and fading are some of the beautiful natural characteristics of this pigment.
The fabric of this shirt is woven in wide blocks alternating between a blue and a white weft that is then overdyed with Prussian Blue. When the fabric is cut in production the pattern will wary making every shirt unique. If you are interested to know exactly how the pattern looks on a particular shirt you are interested in please contact us and we will be happy to send you pictures.
- Tender Bound Hem Split Tail Shirt Prussian Blue. - Made in England. - 100% cotton.