ECO-DESIGNS, FOLK HERITAGE

JAPANESE DYEING TECHNIQUE- “SHIBORI”

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

ANIMAL BASED PIGMENTS AND DYES

Animal dye is a source of natural dye extracted from the secretions and dried bodies of animals or Insects or microbes. In China, dyeing with plants, barks and insects has been traced back more than 5,000 years. The history of animal dyes dates back to Mayan Civilization. However, microbial dye is certainly a recent approach. A large number of different species of bacteria, yeast, mold and algae produce pigments for economical dyes. Read the full post and explore more about Animal-Based Pigments.

ECO-DESIGNS

PLANT BASED PIGMENTS AND DYES

lets begin our sustainable journey with the better understanding for natural colors or pigments. Natural Pigments are sources of obtaining color in an Eco friendly way from plants, animals, minerals, rocks or ground. These colors can then be used to create tints, hues and shades of that particular color. In this post we will explore more about Plant based natural pigments.