Amami Ōshima is a Japanese island located between Kyushu and Okinawa. The area was highly respected for it's kimono dying techniques. Mud Dying was one of the islands specialties. The unique mix of the islands rich copper based soil and plethora of plants created a scale of browns and beiges that even modern dying cannot match. Papersky teamed up with Kanai Kogei experts in 'dorozome' (mud dying) to create this beautiful 'Made in Mud' original Papersky tote bag. And like many good things the older it gets the better it becomes.