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June 1, 2007

Tsurukichi: Ancient indigo is the new black

Tsurukichi: Ancient indigo is the new black

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The rich, vibrant hues of indigo blue are replacing black in the wardrobes of this summer’s best-dressed women – many of whom are choosing the Tsurukichi Indigo creations of Matt Dick. This San Francisco fashion designer works with fabrics dyed at a centuries-old factory in Japan, where the ancient art of indigo brings out intricate patterns in luscious shades from robin’s-egg to deepest black-navy.

Indigo flags, waving in the spring breeze, guided guests to last Friday’s Tsurukichi Indigo trunk show at the Stags’ Leap District home of Pam Hunter and Carl Doumani. A nearby pavilion offered sushi and beer, but shoppers made a beeline for Dick’s designs, choosing delicately woven scarves, gossamer vests and boldly-printed bags and shirts.

Bolts of cloth in dozens of patterns, casually displayed at the edge of the lake, provided an elegant background as Dick demonstrated techniques for wrapping bottles in furoshiki, squares of cloth used in Japan since ancient times to package gifts and goods.  As an extra thank-you, every purchase was wrapped in an indigo bag.

--Louisa Hufstader

To purchase any of these items, please visit Matt Dick at his new San Francisco Location: Tsurukichi- 864 Post Street - 415-292-5550 - e:indigo864@mac.com

Editor’s Note: For additional information contact Pam Hunter- 707-258-1699 x 15 or Pamela@studio-707.com
[Posted: 5/31/2007]

Posted by Pamela at June 1, 2007 3:37 PM| Share on Facebook | Art Education, Non-wine activities in Napa Valley, Organic

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