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History
Woad as a Body Paint
http://www.hippy.com/albion/woad.htm

The Problem of the Woad – discusses the evidence for Picts painting themselves with woad.
http://www.cyberpict.net/sgathan/essays/woad.htm

Woad Mills
Woad Mills in East Anglia (UK), in the early 1900s
http://www.newcomen.com/excerpts/woad.htm

'Woad Mill at Parson Drove’, c 1900. Painting showing the inside of a woad mill, nr. Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK. The mill was demolished in 1914
http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10312672  

Woad Mill in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
http://www.erfurt-guide.de/se2.htm

Kew’s 1886 model of an Indian Indigo factory on display at the Whitworth Art Gallery's Indigo exhibition (touring later in 2007 to Plymouth & Brighton)
http://www.kew.org/scihort/ecbot/ and
http://www.kew.org/scihort/ecbot/images/indigo_factory_large.jpg

Beating an indigo vat by hand, India, 1877. One of a series of 20 photographs depicting the planting and manufacturing of indigo in India by Oscar Mallitte
http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10318251  

General
The SPINDIGO Project - Sustainable Production of Plant-derived Indigo
http://www.spindigo.net/

Excerpt on Indigo and Woad fermentation vats on the web from Liles’ book (see also Book section)
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/whole_cloth/u3tc/u3materials/natDye.html

An Ode to Woad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woad_Ode

Woad as a cancer cure
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4783831.stm

Woad root granules are used in Chinese medicine for throat infections
http://www.naturespure.cn/files/4re.htm

USDA information on woad's weed status in some states
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ISTI

More Supporting Information on the Woad References Page


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