Vintage ISS Shibori Swatch Book - Limited Edition


Published in 1992 at the first International Shibori Symposium in Nagoya, Japan.

A book of 32 sheets of actual shibori fabric swatches on cotton(except one from Kyoto) covering representative techniques practiced in 1992. Details as follows; Sheets 1-22 from Arimatsu-Narumi, Japan; Sheet 23 silk sample from Kyoto; Sheet 24 purple root(gromwell) on cotton from Iwate Prefecture; Sheet 25 from Akita Prefecture; Sheet 26 from Niigata Prefecture; Sheet 27-29 from Yunnan Province, China; Sheet 30 Laharia shibori from India; Sheet 31 Tritik shibori from Indonesia; Sheet 32 from Mali, Africa. 

8-page booklet included explaining each process in both Japanese and English text.

Printing by Tokai Kyodo Printing

Published on November 21, 1992

Translated by Takaharu Ito and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

Size of book: 10.10 in. x 7.6 in. x 1.5 in. (1.75 lbs.)

Size of swatch:

  • Size A: 10 cm x 12 cm(framed) / 12 cm x 13.5 cm(actual)
  • Size B(smaller): 6 cm x 9 cm(framed) / 11cm x 8(actual) 
  • Size C(smallest): 5 cm x 6 cm(framed) / 6 cm x 8 cm(actual)


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