This hand-dyed, hand-woven is the darker of the two dark solids QETJ offers. It is also the darkest indigo possible - almost black- like the black hole of the universe! 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.
The traditional kimono cloth is about 15" wide; therefore, a 1-yard cut is 15" x 36". 100% cotton