Shibori is a traditional Japanese tie-dying art that dates back over 500 years to the beginning of the Edo period. The Shibori technique is given a three-dimensional form by folding, crumpling, stitching, plaiting, or plucking and twisting the cloth surface into three-dimensional shapes before compressing them to dye.
Arimatsu, located in Nagoya in the Tokaido region between Tokyo and Osaka, is one of the most famous locations for Shibori in Japan. This “Shibori town” was founded by the craftsman, Shokuro Takeda in 1608 when Ieyasu Tokugawa opened the shogunate government in the Edo period. Along the route, many travelers bought souvenirs such as shibori towels and shibori yukatas (summer kimono). Since then, this place became known for their specialty products in Japan.
Each Kumo Shibori Bag is made string by string with this traditional method by individual shokunins. The shokunins’ creations are meticulously dedicated to Kumo Shibori designs, and they show their pride in taking many steps to complete one production. The result is truly a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Moreover, the intricate designs and luxurious texture of Shibori make it a perfect choice for those who appreciate the finer things in life.