Awagami Indigo-dyed Journal

Is there anything better than a fresh journal to give the sense of a new found freedom? Well how about one made of handmade paper - and dyed in Japan? Oo la la! Created by Awagami Factory, this journal will be sure to keep your secrets safe - especially those pertaining to your making!

Awagami Factory is located in Tokushima, Japan, the birthplace of Japanese indigo where farmers have been cultivating it for centuries. Indigo's humble beauty was revived during the Japanese folk-crafts or ‘Mingei’ movement (1965) and their mill proudly carries on their forefathers indigo tradition. You might be familiar with Tokushima if you are a fan of BUAISOU's work and / or have a copy of Kristine and Adrienne's book, Journeys in Natural Dyeing. Let's just put it this way - this is not any regular indigo, the indigo to create these has been grown, dried, composted, and then fermented. A year long process following the seasons.

This traditional Japanese style stitched book features a textured indigo paper cover that has been dip-dyed multiple times in indigo pigment to create its pattern. Inside you will find 25 sheets of warm white washi pages that are suitable for writing, drawing, collage, stamping, etc. each page is double thick. The journal comes with a removable rule that can be placed inside each page.

Each book is unique and can be used either right-to-left (Japanese) or flip to use left-to-right (Western).

In addition to these, check out the one dyed with Persimmon. As well as the handcrafted paper tray.

    $32.00