• Shibori // 絞り

    Fabric cyanotypes playing with dual meanings of the word shibori.

    Shibori or 絞り染め is one of the oldest Japanese indigo dye processes dating back to the 8th century, and involves folding or squeezing the fabric to create patterns. The name comes from the Japanese word shiboru, meaning to wring. In Japanese, shibori is also the word used for camera aperture. The cyanotype images are made by grasping the fabric in the manner of the shibori technique, showing the gradual enlargement of the hand aperture.

    Cyanotype on organic Japanese cotton