AIZOME SHIBORI ~ Japanese Style Indigo Dye ~

 

Thursday March 18, 2004  12:00 Noon~

Char Room, Lama Library

 

The special guest speaker from the Honolulu Academy of Arts Mr. Darius Homay introduced the indigo dyeing process in Japan. First the artist created a design and then the cloth is tied, stitched, bounded, resisted, wrapped, etc. by hand. The cloth is then soaked in vats of fermented liquid from indigo plants.

 

 

He showed a lot of slides on various forms of indigo dyeing arts practiced in the other Asian countries, and also introduced the upcoming art exhibition at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

 

Hosted by Sachi Fujita, Char Asia-Pacific Librarian

 

 

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