Japan 2018 Shibori Symposium – Post 8

Japan 2018 Shibori Symposium – Post 8 – Here is Shibori. This is what we came to see and learn. Today we took a bus in to Nagoya to 3 museums—all different and very enjoyable. This old kimono was in a shibori exhibition in the Nagoya castle. [click any image to enlarge]

Another magnificent old shibori kimono in the Nagoya castle exhibit. Shibori is many forms of tie dye. Where the cloth is tied it resists the dye. With this one a whole lot of tying was required to cover so much of the cloth to get all the white undyed area. The tied cloth is immersed in the dye so it took a lot to resist being dyed blue in an indigo dye vat.

Here is a large piece of cloth tied before dyeing. It very likely a whole kimono length.

Another shibori dyed kimono. I think this is the scarce purple dye Cathy and I saw. Too tired to think of the name of the dye.

Another fantastic one.

Yet another type. All these have been in exhibitions we’ve seen.

The fine scale here meant finely spaced ties. For this one and the previous one cloths were wrapped on poles and scrunched tightly to resist the dye.

7 thoughts on “Japan 2018 Shibori Symposium – Post 8”

  1. Peggy, that shibori is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I can only imagine the patience and skill required to do work like this. Best regards, Mike

  2. All these kimono are so lovely. That murasaki purple is intriguing for sure. It is easy to grow at least here in Northern California…Lithospermum erythrorhizon…I have some plants and seed. But does anyone know how to dye with it? My initial experiment was a dud.

    • I have some info–haven’t check my notes yet. Remind me or maybe if we get together we can look at them together. I’m home the rest of the summer and would love to go us to see you and Mimi.


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