In many cultures we find color, especially dyeing, to be in the hands of women. Perhaps because it originally was wrapped in secrecy like that of childbirth. The dye pot, the womb and the cooking pot are handled by women, and the goddesses who are the keepers of the hearth are their protectors. Because of gender identification myths grew out of dyes and dyeing.

    This book (which is a prototype) contains a selection of some of those stories and the way women and color have a strong connection. Whether on cloth, paper, housewares, flags or skin, color communicates. It can express social status, age, political or religious associations, mood, or gender. It is a symbolic language that crosses many boundaries. See Pages: Inside COLOR SPEAK