Ocean Blanket Kimono

Ocean Blanket Kimono

400.00

Recycled Cotton Quilted Blanket sewn into kimono, hand dyed in indigo with handwritten poem label stitched inside.

Size: One size fits all

Width: 57" Sleeve to sleeve

Length: 39"

Pigment used:

The indigo dye comes from a leguminous plant of the Indigofera genus, of which over three hundred species have been identified. Only two species are named frequently in the commercial history of the dye, namely: indigofera tinctoria (native to India and Asia) and indigofera suffructiosa (native to South and Central America). Indigo plants have a single semi-wood stem, dark green leaves that are oval-shaped in most species, and clusters of red flowers that look like butterflies and turn into peapods. The plants can grow from two to six feet in height and the dye is obtained mainly from the leaves through a process of fermentation.

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