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    Glossary Term
    Was-resist Dyeing - A Textile Dyeing Process

    -Wax-resist dyeing-
    (Also "wax resist" dyeing)

    Definition:
    A textile dyeing process.

    Wax-resist and dye are applied to fabric such as silk or cotton. The wax is then chemically removed and the dye is fixed into the fabric by steaming. Japanese kimonos, yukata, tapestries, "noren" curtains, and folding shoji screens are typically designed with wax-resist dyeing processes.

    Note: Wax-resist dyeing relates to the crafts, Somemono, the process of dyeing textiles such as silk and cotton with natural dyes such as indigo; Yukata, Japanese summer cotton and silk kimonos, worn during Japanese summer festivals, called "matsuri;" and Tategu, Japanese home interior fixtures, such as shoji screens, panels and doors, as well as fusuma sliding doors.






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