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BUAISOU Indigo Dyed Airvase

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$ 26.00 USD

Details

The latest Airvase Artist Series is an amazing collaboration with BUAISOU. BUAISOU are a group of new-generation indigo farmers and dyers who have undertaken the complete process of traditional indigo dying from cultivation through to marketing. Their work has been highly acclaimed both domestically and internationally, leading to collaborations with numerous brands from all over the world.

Special paper has been chosen for this series of airvase that complements the properties of indigo dye or aizome. There are three different designs all dyed with natural indigo using traditional techniques: BETAZOME (solid dye) and DANZOME (gradient dye) are carefully dyed by hand, and for ITAJIME each airvase is clamped between two wood blocks leaving a stripe pattern on the paper. 


What is Airvase?
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS of Tokyo, Airvase is a paper container that can be stretched into a vase, plate or bowl that enfolds air. It comes as a flat sheet of paper with perforations so that you can pull up each side into the preferred shape.
The paper is thin and light, but when expanded it is rigid and strong enough to stand alone. 


Each pack includes only one sheet for this indigo dye series.

See the amazing movie of how AIRVASE works here.

Because the products are handmade, each item’s colors and patterns are unique. The dye may react to ultraviolet rays such as sunlight and discoloration may occur. Please keep away from excessive ultraviolet rays or sunlight.

 

Measurements: φ193mm (Package Size: 200mm x 200mm)
Material: Paper
Made in Japan

All orders are shipped from Japan using Japan Post mail services or Yamato Transport/UPS. You may select your preferred way of shipping - you will see the shipping options with cost and time estimate upon checkout or at shipping calculator which appears at the bottom of the cart page. (*Temporarily we are unable to ship to certain countries as international mail services are suspended due to COVID-19.)

See here for the full information on shipping.

Shipping cost is determined by weight or the size of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select. You will see the available options for your chosen items at checkout.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase if all items are in stock.

 

SHIPPING TO UNITED STATES

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 5-8 Business Days / Starts from $28
EMS (Japan Post/USPS): 1-2 Weeks, Starts from $24
Standard Airmail (Japan Post/USPS): 2-3 Weeks. *This option does not have insurance or tracking.

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist. We may change the shipping method accordingly.

 

SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA

Currently EMS and Registered Mail services with Japan Post are suspended due to COVID-19 so we are temporarily shipping with either of the following options:

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 1-2 weeks / Starts from $28
Standard Airmail (Japan Post/Australia Post): Starts from $6 *No tracking or insurance.

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist.

 

SHIPPING TO CANADA

Since November 2020, postal services with tracking are suspended until further notice. We can ship using Standard Airmail shipping but this does not have tracking or insurance and we don't guarantee delivery.

SHIPPING TO EUROPE*

Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $22

*As of July 1st 2021, customers in EU will be charged VAT when shopping online and importing goods from outside of EU. This is responsible of customers' when receiving orders from Uguisu above €22 including gift orders.
If you refuse to pay this and parcel is returned to us, we can only refund the amount for the merchandise total and shipping and gift wrapping are non-refundable.

Returns Policy

We will only provide a refund in the event of damaged or defective items that we cannot replace. If you wish to return or exchange an item you must first contact us within 7 days of arrival by email at hello [at] uguisustore.com

Pre-ordered or Backordered items can not be returned.

We will not be able to accept return or exchange of items if contacted after 7 days of arrival, so please make sure to open the package and check the contents as soon as the package arrives.

All customers are responsible for shipping costs as well as duties on all returned items. We can not refund shipping if the package has already been shipped.

When the package for your order gets returned to us after no re-delivery is arranged when you needed to, we can resend you the package but you will need to pay for the postage again. If you choose to cancel the items, we can refund the amount for the purchased items but not the postage as it has already been shipped and is totally non-refundable.