World Shibori Network

Celebrating the visual languages of PEOPLE, COMMUNITY, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENT through the global practice of resist-dye traditions and innovations, keeping in mind authenticity, reciprocity, and networking.

Online Archives

American Craft Council Library Digital CollectionsOffers full issues of Craft Horizons magazine, images, documents, catalogues, and audio from the 1940’s through the 1980’s, describing historic national craft exhibitions,fairs, and conferences, plus work by individual artists. 

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum – An amazing online archive which is organized by color, time period, donor, countries,departments, roles,etc..

Pusaka Collection – Online museum of Indonesian ikat textiles. An extensive and detailed collection of ikat textiles, organized by region and providing in-depth historical and technical information.

The Sweetbriar Collection – A broad spectrum private collection of Indonesian textiles and carpets, old and antique. The broadest and strongest part of the collection is the batik textiles.

Obiko Archive – Central to the Bay Area Artwear phenomena was Obiko, established in 1972. Sandra Sakata soon opened her renowned avant-garde boutique on Sutter St. which provided artists and designers a west coast showcase for their unique and hand crafted clothing and jewelry. The Obiko Artwear Archive documents this creative era and provides images of the store’s exotic windows; clothing and accessories of participating designers; four of her signature benefit fashion shows, and an oral history containing artists’ interviews; history resources; and statements by leading promoters in the field of Artwear. This archive was presented by WSN Members Jean Cacicedo and Ana Lisa Hedstrom at the 2014 TSA Symposium in Los Angeles.

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