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SFS Shop: Vintage and Rare Shibori Sample Book- Now Available!


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Out from our archives and into the shop comes a rāra avis. We are happy to announce that only 30 beautiful vintage ISS Shibori Swatch Books are now available for purchase!  Published in honor of the first International Shibori Symposium, held in Nagoya, Japan in 1992, each book comes with 32 real fabric cotton and silk hand-dyed swatches, plus an 8 page booklet with descriptions in both English and Japanese. This is an amazing reference and unique archive for any shibori lover and artist!

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.

Printing by Tokai Kyodo Printing / Published on November 21, 1992

See more sample photos and purchase here:

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