AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion
AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion
AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion
AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion
AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion
AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion
AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion
AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion

Buaisou

AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion

Sale price$65.00

Quantity:
10 units left
Pickup available at 6328 San Pablo Ave Usually ready in 24 hours

AVFKW x BUAISOU Mushroom + Indigo-Dyed Pin Cushion

6328 San Pablo Ave

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

6328 San Pablo Ave
Oakland CA 94608
United States

In a rural corner of Japan, there are a group of people who work together under the name BUAISOU who are completely dedicated to indigo. BUAISOU is comprised of a farm, dye studio, and design-studio and located in Tokushima prefecture, the historical center of indigo farming and processing in Japan. Every year they grow and harvest their own indigo, dry the leaves, and spend three months compost them into dye. They combine this compost with wood ash lye, wheat bran, and water and use fermentation to create indigo vats. Within these vats, they dye every shade of blue. Within their design-studio, they create their own line of products such as these gorgeous hand-crafted pin cushions.

The base of each pincushion is carved from cedar, grown in Tokushima and dyed with indigo by BUAISOU. We dyed the cushion's cotton velveteen cover with locally-foraged Pisolithus mushrooms. The cushion is filled with lamb's wool from Mary Pettis-Sarley's Napa-based fiber farm. Lanolin, the natural oil found on the lamb's wool, acts as an anti-corrosive, protecting the needles from varnishing. Each pincushion is one of a kind.

Approximately 3.15"(8 cm) long x 2" (5 cm) wide  x 1" (2.5 cm) tall