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BUAISOU Indigo Dyed Airvase

Design:  
$ 26.00 USD

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 service. 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 of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase.

 

SHIPPING: UNITED STATES & AUSTRALIA

Currently EMS and Airmail services with Japan Post are suspended since April 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
International Parcel by Sea/Surface: About 2 months (it can take over 3 months to the US) / Starts from $19

*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: CANADA & MEXICO

Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $20

SHIPPING: EUROPE*

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

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.

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

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.