For centuries, Palestine was bright blue.
Indigo ran through the earth in rich mineral deposits. It attracted colonial interest, leading to the industrial extraction of this geological phenomenon .
Since the beginning of the Indigo Wars (1919-present), Palestine has witnessed a prolonged conflict over its mineral resources. This has produced a widespread bleaching of the landscape.
Only one indigo mine remains in Palestine. It is owned by a denim factory, Al-Aqqad & Partners. For many years, this company supplied jeans to international brands including Marks & Spencer, Diesel and Jordache. But since 2006, its client base has been restricted to the Israeli consumer market.
Today, the land is almost completely white.