Indigo dyed by BUAISOU.
Indigo farmers and dyers based in Tokushima, Japan.
The DARUMA thread is dyed in a SUKUMO indigo vat in Tokushima prefecture, renowned for indigo leaf farming by BAISOU.
These gorgeous gift boxes of threads include the following:
- 2 cards of cotton thread dyed with natural indigo.
- A swatch of cloth, also dyed with indigo.
- The wonderful box with the stamp of BUAISOU
Available in two different colour sets.
material : 100% cotton
quantity?100m × 2 cards
box size: w11.8×h2×d9.2cm
Fabric Swatches: There are usually two pieces and one will measure, roughly, 20 x 8cm and the second around 18 x 4cm.
The prefecture is also known for its tradition of composting indigo leaves into SUKUMO. The indigo vat is fermented only with four elements: SUKUMO, ash lye, calcium hydroxide, and wheat bran; therefore, purely organic.
The thread is dyed in the 100% natural vat hence it must be treated properly. After a series of meticulous treatment, it is finally reborn to shine with deep, luminous "Japan Blue", and can immediately be washed with other garments.
The story of DARUMA thread. It was in 1901 that Chozaemon Yokota, having trained in sales of the Kyoto art of Kanoko Shibori dyed fabric, began to make and sell thread. He believed that no matter how the times were to change, thread for hand stitching would always be an integral part of daily life. Based on this sentiment, they refined and perfected their product until they came up with a superb quality silk-cotton thread, which was used by many kimono makers.