I planted Ryukyu Ai (indigo) outside my studio last Spring…the plants are healthy and the time for gathering the leaves for fermentation dyeing is drawing near.
However, last summer i grew oh soo impatient…so, i picked some leaves and bound them in vintage Japanese cotton cloth to extract the pigment. Thereafter, i fermented the cloth replicating the process for making a Ryukyu Ai dyepot.
The result was a cloth with an abstract design…dark circles were imprinted on the cloth around the Ryukyu Ai leaves. And, a blue hue saturated the remaining cloth…
I decided to incorporate the dyed cloth with some bingata fabric. Here is My Uwa-Pari.