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Print of Shibori shop
MFA# 11.16865


Silk shibori-dyed sash
MFA# 41.771

A type of resist-dyed textile made by folding, binding, or knotting cloth prior to dyeing. Shibori textiles, first made in Japan in the 8th century, have blended edges to their colored patterns.

Synonyms and Related Terms

resist-dyed textile; kokechi; kechi

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Resources and Citations

  • Yoshiko Wada, Mary K. Rice, Jane Burton, Shibori. The Inventive Art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing: Tradition, Techniques, Innovation, Kodansha International, Tokyo, 1983.