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Shibory      

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, and press." Although shibori is used to designate a particular group of resist-dyed textiles, the verv root of the word emphasises the action performed on cloth, the process of manipulating fabric. Rather than treating cloth as a two-dimensional surface, with shibori, it is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, planting, plucking, or twisting.

Cloth shaped by these methods is secured in a number of ways, such as binding and knotting. It is the pliancy of a textile and its potential for creating a multitude of shape-resisted designs that allows the Japanese concept to apply to numerous resist processes practiced throughout the world.

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