World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations

In November of 1992, the first International Shibori Symposium (ISS) was organized in the Arimatsu district of Nagoya, Japan. Over 1000 participants representing over 20 countries exchanged knowledge and inspiration about shibori. The overwhelming success of the symposium gave birth to an organization called the World Shibori Network, formed by global community of people committed to support, sustain and promote Shibori traditions.


We continue the tradition of the International Shibori Symposium till date. The ISS is held every few years and is a celebration of shibori’s dynamic connections across the world – a timeless bridge of cultures, languages and nature.


At WSN, we offer an exclusive portal for our members to inform, exchange, inspire and empower one another. Being a WSN member has it’s rewards. To learn more, visit the WSN’s Members-Only portal.


The Natural Dye Workshop ( a workshop Series and DVD project) and Slow Fiber Studios ( an organization offering hands-on field study programs ) are affiliate programs of WSN.

[Note: The shibori featured in the above banners are Arimatsu Narumi; export textiles to Africa in the 1950s]


3 comments on “

  1. Patricia
    June 28, 2015

    These are all STUNNING

    • WSN
      July 1, 2015

      Thank-you Patricia. We appreciate your feedback!

  2. Nuzhat
    August 3, 2015

    this is really good network ur page has helped me a lot thanks a lot

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