Indigo = Love. So, the word for indigo in Japanese is “Ai.” The word for love is also “Ai.” Makes sense to me! The writing is different, but the sound is the same. I’m NEVER tired of vintage Japanese indigo, woven or stenciled, dyed before or after, old or new…the combinations are endless, and they all sing together. A few beads, a little sashiko, and an odd wheel button make it personal. This amulet would likely bring happiness to any person who believed in indigo’s lasting beauty.