Limited Quantiy Japanese Traditional Color - Akane - Set

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Japanese madder (Nihon Akane) came from Kyoto by Yasuko Watanabe, Akane preservation assosiation. Akane roots were taken from the soils under big snow in winter at the end of year 2021. NONA luckily got them fresh! When we made a dye-pot, it smelled like herb-medicine. Aroma is sooo rich! 

Compated to Indian madders's roots, it is much harder to get deeper red though, this is original Japanese Akane color.  We feel like touching old history.

Hope you will enjoy our Akane colors!

100% Naturally dyed 

Hand dyed

Japanese madder (AKANE) from Kyoto, Japan

NONA THREAD 100% Cotton 12.5m/bundle × 4

NONA FINE THREAD 100% Cotton 5g/140m x 2


Count (thickness of thread): equivalent to DMC embroidery floss no.25 3/6


Count (thickness of thread): equivalent to DMC embroidery floss no.25 1/6

Ideal for handcrafts such as:Temari base wrapping, Temari embroidery, Embroidery, Sashiko, Kogin, Darning、Japanese book binding, Tassel, Pompom, Cross stitch, Kumihimo, Yubinuki, Wrapping presents, Jewelry making etc.


Please bear in mind some attributes of natural dyed products.

  • Please store in dark to minimize the color fade.
  • Colors may be uneven.
  • Dye material could differ and color slightly changes by LOT. For large sized project, we recommend to purchase sufficient amount a time.