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Shibori


Shibori

Ginvaani Weaves has always endeavored to appreciate, explore, nourish & promote traditional textile art forms of not only our own country but also those of various cultures & peoples of the world.

 

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, and compressing.

The special characteristic of shibori is a soft or blurry-edged pattern. The effect is quite different from the sharp-edged resist obtained with stencil, paste, and wax. With shibori the dyer works in concert with the materials, not in an effort to overcome their limitations but to allow them full expression. And, an element of the unexpected is always present.