INDIGO DYED FORMS The hand turned maple bowl is dyed in a traditional style of Japanese Indigo vat. The indigo plant used in the dyeing process was grown with seeds from Tokushima, Japan in Berkeley, California. The leaves were dried, then composted. Using a traditional technique of fermenting composted indigo, handmade lye water was used to activate the live cultures needed to create the blue dye. Each piece is turned using sustainably harvested maple and hand dipped in indigo dye. Occasionally oil and wax with mineral and beeswax.