Hand dyed shibori dupattas and sarees in silk/cotton
In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a shibori technique dates from the 8th century. There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for shibori, and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also used to work in harmony with the type of cloth used. Therefore, the technique used in shibori depends not only on the desired pattern, but the characteristics of the cloth being dyed.