Shibori is a form of resist dyeing that was practiced in countries around the world before the advent of recorded history. In Japan, it was first documented in the Nara period (AD 710 - 794).

A Japanese word meaning to wring or squeeze, it describes the process by which the designs are created when the fabric is folded, pleated or gathered and bound tightly using string and other devices to section off parts of the fabric. These barriers resist the penetration of the subsequent dye baths,