Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Indigo Dye Process in Japan

"Today, five farmers keep the tradition of growing indigo alive in Tokushima, Japan."

Indigo dye is a rich and deep, dark, bright blue, unequaled by our chemical blue denim dyes used for blue jeans.

The labor intensive farming method of producing indigo shown in this 3-minute film demonstrates that it is a labor of love for an artistic process that is an end unto itself.

I am lucky, because I am a lover of fabrics and have a roll of indigo dyed hemp fabric that I hope to cut into soon... See below...

(Currently, on Tuesdays, I am featuring informative videos or stories about different food and farm traditions from unique cultures around the globe.)