2012年8月3日金曜日

The First of Four Announcement Cards

 

The first card announcing the start of I am Ai, We are Ai.  On the front is an image of a group of pins like the ones visitors to the various sites of the Returning Indigo portion of the project will make.  On the back is a fresh stalk of Polygonum tinctorium.


The Returning Indigo installations are made up of over 200 smaller lengths of cloth - each one cut from one of the larger cloths dyed by indigo dyers throughout the county.  At each of the six sites of historical significance to indigo that the cloths will travel to, visitors are invited to select their favorite shade of blue and make a pin with it to take with them and wear throughout the festival.  This is a fun and simple action intended to build connections between the people of Tokushima and dyers throughout the country as well as to Awa indigo in general.