The art of dyeing textiles has evolved in many cultures around the world, and can be seen in fabrics made thousands of years ago. The technique entered Japan from China and was interpreted in a particularly Japanese fashion. Shibori translates as “shaped resist dyeing,” which describes the patterning process of manipulating the two-dimensional surface into three-dimensional shapes before compressing them to dye. The Shibori technique includes a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. The art of Shibori evolved as a means of making old clothes look new. Originally utilized by the underprivileged and people could not afford to buy expensive fabrics like cotton or silk. These clothes were often made of inexpensive hemp fabrics, and since it was expensive to replace clothes, the worn textiles would repaired, over dyed and reused.