Shibori Art is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces a number of different patterns on fabric. There are many ways to create shibori; however, most techniques have names, and these techniques have a number of varieties. At Anuprerna, our Shibori pattern fabric is created by weaving thick threads, to be used for tying as resist, directly into the fabric.
There are several different types under the Shibori techniques depending on how the resist is applied. Shibori design requires very precise technique.
Anuprerna is closely working with Shibori Artisans from a cluster located in the district of Nadia in West Bengal.
Kanoko shibori- Kanoko shibori is what is commonly thought of in the West as tie-dye. It involves binding certain sections of the cloth to achieve the desired pattern. Traditional shibori requires the use of thread for binding. If random sections of the cloth are bound, the result will be a pattern of random circles.
Miura shibori- Miura shibori is also known as looped binding. It involves taking a hooked needle and plucking sections of the cloth. Then a thread is looped around each section twice. The resulting dyed cloth is a water-like design.
Kumo shibori- Kumo shibori is a pleated and bound resist. The result is a very specific spider-like design.
Nui shibori- Nui shibori includes stitched (simple running stitch) shibori. The fabric is stitched 1st, the thread is then pulled to gather up fabric and knot. The stitching and tying of the Shibori dress material is a manually laborious process.
Arashi shibori- Arashi shibori is also known as pole-wrapping shibori.
Itajime shibori- Itajime shibori is a shaped-resist technique. The shapes prevent the dye from penetrating the fabric they cover.
At Anuprerna, our Shibori fabric pattern is created by pulling and tying threads woven directly into the fabric and then dyeing.