Shibori is one of the oldest Japanese textile dyeing techniques that spread during the Edo period, also known as the Tokugawa Period (1603-1868).
It is an artisanal method that, through the tie & dye technique (tie or manipulate the fabric and dip it in the dye), allows you to create exclusive abstract and geometric motifs on fabric, with particular shades so as to make each product a unique piece.
There is an infinite number of methods by which you can tie, sew, fold, twist or press the fabric through the shibori and the result is always a different design. The different techniques, coded with specific names, are not only used to create a certain weft, but also vary according to the type of fabric used. Furthermore, different techniques can be applied simultaneously on the same fabric, in order to obtain a more complex weave.
The process by which shibori is applied is somewhat meditative: the act of folding and tying without knowing what the result will be once the binding is undone, causes a pleasant thrill, making this art a relaxing practice. with decidedly surprising results.