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    Glossary Term
    Shiborizome - Japanese Tie-dyeing


    English Definition:

    Tie-dyeing was used in Japan as early as the 8th century A.D. and became extremely popular by the 14th century. Tie-dyeing is often used for "zabuton" (pillow covers), kimono, and "obi" (sashes and belts for kimono and yukata).

    Note: "Shiborizome" relates to the craft, Somemono, the process of dyeing textiles such as silk and cotton with natural dyes such as indigo. It also relates to the craft, Yukata, Japanese summer cotton and silk kimonos, worn during Japanese summer festivals, called "matsuri."

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