Gujo Indigo Dye is a traditional Japanese "true indigo dye" method that has been passed down to nowadays since the Edo period for over 400 years. The true indigo dyeing techniques that Yasuhei Hishiya, the 14th shopkeeper and who was designated as an important cultural asset in 1977, guarded and maintained throughout his life, is inherited to the current 15th shopkeeper, Kazuyoshi Watanabe now.
Patterns are drawn on the plain cloth by applying natural sticky rice grew and colored using colorant dissolved into squeezed soybean juice. Then, the cloth is immersed in the natural indigo and rinse it off in clear river water several times until the final color and design appear.

From left
Tapestry "Kabuto" ¥34,000
Tapestry "A Carp swimming up a fall" ¥37,000

郡上本染は岐阜県郡上郡八幡町で400年以上に渡り継承されている本染技法で、現在は紺屋15代目の渡辺一吉が継承しています。
白生地に手描きで餅糊を置いて図柄を描き、大豆の絞り汁(呉汁)に顔料を混ぜて彩色する。その後、発酵させた天然藍に何度も漬け込み、清流で水洗いし、天日干しする、昔ながらの染め方で製作しています。

左から タペストリー「兜」 ¥34,000
タペストリー「鯉の滝登り」 ¥37,000

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