A fisherman's kimono,
a worker's kimono,
as well as quilts - all wonderful examples of indigo and boro.
I had the delight of viewing these pieces in 2005 as part of an exhibition
at that year's Surface Design Conference in Kansas City.
If you've been following my blog for very long,
or might not
remember the indigo monoprints I did in 2011.
They are packed away, waiting to taken out and completed.
Constructed from vintage indigo dyed Japanese cotton.
Handwoven, pieced, stitched.
My indigo stash waiting patiently for one day.
I have to say that indigo was not an easy color. Next month's violet - which I am choosing to interpret as good old purple - should be much simpler to find. When I thought indigo, I kept picturing kimonos or indigo dyed fabrics. There were dark blues that were considered, but discarded...possibly because these photos were waiting.