This is indigo. It is a dye that comes from a plant. This indigo is Acanthaceae Isehanabi, or Ryukyu indigo, which is native and unique to our island. When you reach into it, it is like reaching into a dark shadow in space, and your hand totally disappears. It actually looks green when you are dyeing fabric, and only turns deep blue as it is exposed to air. Fascinating.
I wonder what color stool I should purchase for my indigo dyeing station…
This is what we started with. On the left. Chok Sensei taught us the trade secrets and was incredibly patient and helpful.
That’s my hanky.
Nailed it. Thanks Chok. We kept asking at all the lowes and home depots to please point us to the aisle where we could please find the indigo dye. Now we understand why everyone was so perplexed by our question.