indigo Dyed Rectangle Tray
The “Kosen-hari” design features Tsuki-ita, wood veneer sheets, with a corner cut in an acute angle and pasted around from the center, so once the piece is held up and tipped to various angles, the graining would appear in different hues, with shiny rays of lights running across, to create an illusion of beams coming out from the center. The refined piece is then dyed with a traditional dyeing process called woad-vatting with traditional Japanese indigo dye extracted from knotweed for a luxurious upgrade.
This product is dyed with traditional Japanese indigo dye extracted from knotweed, through a traditional dyeing procedure called woad-vatting.
Our company is located in Tokushima Prefecture, one of the renowned locations producing indigo dye.
The dye elevates the beauty of the grain patterns especially in beautifully figured wood (with shine).
If you hold the tray in your hand and tilt it to a different angle and change the way the light shines on it, not only does the color of the wood change but it also makes shiny rays of light run across, just as if it’s a beam coming out from the center. This is a very special feature enhanced by this cut and paste design.
Has an artistic look like a frame cut out from the “Kosen-hari” (a pasting style called the ray of light) design.
It also has become a good shape to use as a tray.
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