Orange & Purple Shibori Dyed Handcrafted Cotton Saree
Shibori is a unique and beautiful tie and dye technique which dates from the 8th century. The Shibori word comes from the Japanese verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press." The special characteristic of shibori resist 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.