Aizome 

Aizome

Aizome (藍染め) – a Japanese name of the technique of dying fabrics in indigo – a natural dye of plant origin, which gives beautiful shades of blue and navy blue. The dye is produced in a long and time-consuming process of fermentation, which requires a lot of patience and several years of experience. This technique was spread among the population ...

Aizome (藍染め) – a Japanese name of the technique of dying fabrics in indigo – a natural dye of plant origin, which gives beautiful shades of blue and navy blue. The dye is produced in a long and time-consuming process of fermentation, which requires a lot of patience and several years of experience. This technique was spread among the population of towns and villages in the Edo period, because a complicated code regarding clothing imposed a series of rules, including the ban on wearing silk or colors reserved only for shoguns and aristocracy. Thanks to aizome, also lower classes could wear something fashionable and nowadays aizome regains popularity among artists and individuals who want to stand out from the crowd thanks to unique designs.

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