A Visual Diary of my travels mostly in Japan, but also around the world including the small details we sometimes overlook
Friday, August 26, 2011
Nagoya: Arimatsu Shibori Kaikans' Museum
Handmade dolls with shibori paper clothing.
These dolls were depicting how people used to work with shibori. Now, there are more machines involved in the dyeing process, but the sewing and tying are still done by hand.
Some samples of the different effects that are possible with shibori
What the fabric looks like after sewing and tying, but before being dyed.
Dyed fabrics that were twisted into ropes that will later be unrolled as in this photo.
Fabric from previous generations.
More historical items with shibori fabric.
A close-up of the fabric being unrolled.
There was an old woman who was working on some shibori. There were three seats for the ladies to sit, but on this day she was the only one working at the time. Her hands are very agile with a needle and thread!
Another tool that is sometimes used in tying the fabric.
A finished product. They had sewn two different fabrics together to make a zabuton (cushion to sit on).