Aizome Indigo Dyed Coasters
Aizome or Japan Blue Japanese indigo dyed coasters by another local Mashiko artist/crafter - aizome indigo dyer Makoto Waragai who produces beautiful aizome products using traditional techniques and 100% natural plant based ingredients (the "ai" indigo plants he uses are grown in Tokushima prefecture where is known for the best indigo growing center).
Originally from Fukushima prefecture, Makoto worked at a Indigo Dyeing Company in Tokyo for 4 years before moving to Mashiko about a year ago and then started his own aizome dyeing studio under the name Waratani.
These coasters are aizome indigo dyed in the four different grades of shade 01 to 04 (light to dark), coasters are sold by one piece and you can select the grade of shades from the pull down list.
Each piece is hand-dyed at Waratani studio in Mashiko on 100% natural cotton cloth. Due to the nature of handmade products, there may be small unevenness in the dyed results and also small variations to the images displayed in each product.
Measurements: Approximately 10 x 10cm / 4" x 4" (without fringes)
Material: 100% Cotton
Hand-dyed in Mashiko, Japan