Design Made in Japan came out with this amazing article on indigo dye as they relate to wood products for the home. They write: “Thanks to contemporary Japanese craftsmen and a growing interest in more ‘naturally’ produced goods, a renewed interest in aizome is taking place due to the quality it yields and sensitivity to the environment…
Japanese indigo dyeing, known as aizome in Japanese, yields a rich chroma known as ‘Japan blue’. Used in Japan for centuries in textile applications, traditional aizome had seen a sharp decline in the last 100 years due to synthetic blue dyes becoming readily available. Few craftsmen were left earning a living from traditional aizome production.”
We are of course hopeful of more uses for indigo in setting for the home for health as much as beauty.
Images: Dairi Lumber Co.