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Handmade Shibori T-shirt

  • August 7-2010
  • Chikako Takemoto
  • Art,Kyoto

I’d like to introduce my handmade shibori T-shrit today.

Take a look the photo of white plain T-shirt below. I picked some points using by rubber band, top of pet bottle and waribashi disposable chopsticks.

Shibori means to wring. The wringing points are not colored after dyeing.

You can make your original pattern with the simple tools.

before shibori


Dye just for 10 minutes, and then rinse it well.

Today’s color was orange, perfect color under the summer sun!

How do you feel about my T-shirt? The pattern is like a kemari Japanese soccer ball, isn’t it?

The shibori way of dyeing has been a traditional handicraft in Kyoto from ancient days. Yukata with shibori patterns is so elegant and more expensive than usual pattern.

This is completely a handmade and elaborate tradition in Japan.


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