FOLK HERITAGE

7 MOST POPULAR SHIBORI TECHNIQUES WORLDWIDE

The art of Shibori is a classic example of handmade Japanese craftsmanship. Running over the centuries, “SHIBORI” art is well preserved in rich Japanese tradition and an integral part of their textile culture. The untying of the dyed piece after twisting/folding/binding is a thrilling experience that consistently creates beautiful results. Here we will narrow down our post to the 7 MOST POPULAR SHIBORI TECHNIQUES YOU MUST KNOW.

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

“SHIBORI” – JAPANESE DYEING TECHNIQUE

Very particular to Japan, Shibori is a manual resist dyeing technique which has now became a synonym for fabric manipulation and dying found worldwide. This technique is distinctive in its style and can not be simply thought as "tie-and-dye". The terminologies are Japanese and thus in most of the languages there is no equivalent term for Shibori and its different techniques. It differs from other dying techniques like ikat, batik, ajrakh, bogolanfini and tsutsugaki and all the shibori traditions together promotes resist dyeing showcasing range of aesthetics, heritage and cultural diversity......

ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

“BÒGÒLANFINI”- AN ECO-FRIENDLY MUD CLOTH

Known with names like "bogolan" or Bògòlanfini means "mud cloth" is a type of sustainable fabric from Mali, Africa. It is handmade traditional cotton fabric which is dyed with natural dyes or mud, then painted many times over with designs and patterns. This amazing African heritage became popular and accepted worldwide as "MUD CLOTH". Have you heard about it before? Let's explore it now...