Did you know that blue jeans are made of denim fabric, which is dyed by indigo plant, using a natural dyeing method that has been around for centuries? Today, indigo dye has been applied to different types of threads in multiple shades of blue, which are then weaved into different wonderful patterns and made into beautiful textiles.
Hand-woven Thai indigo dye is an all-natural process of dyeing white cotton thread with a deep blue dye made from the indigo plant, which can be found abundantly in the north and northeastern part of Thailand, especially in Mahasarakram and Prae province.
Deep blue is always the predominant color, while craftsmen (and craftswomen) use their ideas and creativity to weave indigo blue, light blue, white and other natural color threads into beautiful patterns and designs, inspired by simple things like leaves, flowers, butterflies, clouds - any natural subjects around them.
Every single step in the process is done by hand with meticulous skill, using painstaking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. Everything is completely natural and eco-friendly; no machines or chemicals are used at any stage of the process. Local villagers have perfected indigo dyeing over time and use it to create works of art where every single piece of hand-woven textile is unique, which is slowly making the process well-known to those who love beautiful, hand-crafted products.
Throughout the meticulous process of their creation, hand-woven indigo dye fabrics stay incredibly soft due to the natural characteristics of Thai cotton, while maintaining the classic look of indigo coloring and featuring timeless patterns that are suitable for everyone all year round.See our beautiful indigo dye scarves here.