本藍染 Hon indigo dyeing

Hon Aizome uses a dyeing solution made by fermenting natural ingredients such as Sukumo, which is fermented leaves of Tadeai (Tade indigo), lye, and wheat gluten. Each piece is hand-dyed, however the difference with Sho Aizome is that it uses artificial dye including ingredients such as lime in the process.

本藍染(ほんあいぞめ) は、主に蓼藍(たであい)を発酵させた蒅(すくも)や、灰汁、小麦の麸などと天然の素材を発酵させた染め液を使用しています。正藍染との違いは、石灰などを含んだ合成染料で染めたものも本藍染と呼ばれるそうです。