tie & dye

tie_dye_01The process of Tie & Dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with a string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye.

Shibori is the Japanese term that encompasses a wide variety of resist-dyeing techniques, including stitching elaborate patterns and tightly gathering the stitching before dyeing.

Ikat is a method of tie-dyeing the warp or weft before the cloth is woven.

The technics had been utilized by different cultures for over 6000 years. The earliest surviving examples of pre-Columbian tie-dye in Peru is date from 500 to 810 AD.

Tie & Dye is found all over the world like Indonesia, Japan (has been practiced since the 8th century),Thailand, Laos, West Africa and Nigeria.

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