It’s official, I’m jumping on the Shibori bandwagon. I have fallen in love with the deep blues and unique patterns that come along with this ancient indigo tie dye technique.
The term “shibori” does not translate into english, but it dates back more than 1300 years. Shibori is a type of relief dying technique that was considered to be performed by the working class. Since silk was forbidden to the less fortunate, inexpensive fabric was folded then dyed, to make ornate patterns. The prints came out beautifully, making these pieces works of art as much as functional pieces of clothing.