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Callishibori - Gallery 3; bomaki shibori

Resist dyeing has evolved in many cultures around the world, and can be seen on fabrics made thousands of years ago in Africa, India, China Latin America and many places around Asia. It entered Japan around 1300 years ago from China, along with the Chinese style of dress, and was interpreted in a particularly Japanese fashion. The basic technique of Shibori is to draw a design on a piece of fabric (usually silk or cotton), then to tie very tight knots and when they are untied there is a

Shibori textiles dyed in indigo