This hand-dyed, handwoven indigo stripe has three alternating blues: two 1/8" stripes followed by a 1/4" stripe. The Japanese indigo artist-dyer who makes this "aizome," uses live bacteria in his vat. There are no chemical-helpers in the dyeing process and no fixatives. The indigo color comes about and is further set naturally by oxidation. The fabric has a coarse, loose weave - perfect to accept the threaded needle of Japanese sashiko.
Traditional kimono cloth is about 15" wide; therefore, a 1-yard cut measures 15" x 36". 100% cotton