International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Textile Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023

Recreating Shibori Patterns for Designing Handmade Books

Dr. S. Aishwariya | A. Sreedevi

Abstract: Shibori is a traditional Japanese resist-dyeing technique that dates back over a thousand years. The paper details on the history, types and process involved in making shibori and adding a twist by designing covers for handmade books using motifs derived from the shibori techniques. The word "shibori" comes from the Japanese word "shiboru," meaning "to wring, squeeze, or press." The art of shibori involves manipulating fabric through folding, twisting, stitching, or binding before dyeing it. The bound areas resist the dye, resulting in unique patterns and designs. Shibori techniques vary widely, with popular methods including Kanoko (tie-dye), Arashi (pole-wrapping), Itajime (clamp-resist), and Kumo (pleating and binding). Applying Shibori, the ancient Japanese art of fabric dyeing, to handmade book covers elevates the concept of book design to a realm of exquisite craftsmanship. Each book becomes a one-of-a-kind piece, bearing the marks of the artisan's careful hands, making the act of reading a truly immersive and tactile journey.

Keywords: Shibori, Resist Dyeing, Handmade books, Kanoko, Arashi. Itajime, Kumo

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 10, October 2023,

Pages: 167 - 180

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