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Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul (United Kingdom) writer, artist, traveller, and international lecturer, has researched and worked with indigo for over three decades. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University; Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society; Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society; and President of the UK’s Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Author of Deeper than Indigo (2015), Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans (1998), and Indigo in the Arab World (1997), she was a consultant curator for the Whitworth Art Gallery’s 2007 touring exhibition Indigo, a Blue to Dye For, a consultant for documentary films, and for the project Indigo Sutra held in Kolkata in 2017.