World Shibori Network

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

The International Shibori Symposium

The mission of the International Shibori Symposium (ISS) is to bring together a diverse crowd of scholars, artists and textile enthusiasts for a meaningful exchange of knowledge, practice and tradition. The ISS is held every several years by the World Shibori Network in collaboration with local institutions, organizations and people, in countries across the world. The symposia are comprised of plenary sessions, workshops, and travel programs in order to engage not only an international audience, but the local community.

The 11th ISS will be held in Japan in 2018. To stay up to date, sign up for our email list.

10th ISS (2016) 

The 10th ISS was held in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2016 co-chaired by Alejandro de Avila Blomberg and Yoshiko I. Wada. The symposium was the 10th international gathering organized by the World Shibori Network in collaboration with the directors and architects of the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca, Museo de Textil Oaxaca, Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CASA), and Centro Cultural San Pablo.

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