Textile artist Rowland Ricketts starts with a handful of indigo seeds and uses traditional dyeing methods to create art installations and home accessories. The ones shown above are runners and noren (fabric dividers) partitions. The artist together with his wife, Chinami Ricketts, created Ricketts Indigo. He says on his site statement:
â€œI find great value in this connection indigo provides to a greater human tradition. Of equal value to me is the time and energy I invest in the farming, processing, and fermenting of this dye. As a dyer I strive to transfigure all the energy of human endeavor expended on this dye so that its vitality lends its life to and lives on in the dyed cloth.â€
Images: Courtesy of Ricketts Indigo.