Shibori is the art of binding as a resist certain areas of the materials and then dyeing the piece. It is a Japanese term meaning to squeeze, twist or wring fabric before dyeing. More common terms of shibori is the art of tie-dyeing and clapping. Shirbori has many techniques that are both challenging and complicated and create infinite patterns. Some are arashi- wrapped on a pole, mokume stitching which looks like tree bark, kanoko binding and hundreds more.
Shirbori is commonly dyed in indigo because of its popularity and origin in Japan, but you will see any array of colors, singular and multiple in this art. I love using both Habutai silk and cottons.