The Bette Silk Bag
Shibori-dyed Shoulder Bag
Handmade in Italy of 100% Silk
A unique Shibori-printed bag: handmade of silk and dyed with natural plants. This casually sophisticated carrier features an inside pocket, making it a timeless companion on a lifetime of beautiful journeys.
Shibori (しぼり / 絞り) is a traditional Japanese method of manually dyeing textiles with patterns. The earliest known example of cloth dyed using this technique dates from the 8th century when it was among the goods donated by the Emperor Shōmu to the Tōdai-ji in Nara. There is an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress cloth for Shibori, and each one results in vastly different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, but each method is also utilized in harmony with the type of cloth used. Therefore, the technique used in Shibori depends not only on the desired pattern but also on the characteristics of the cloth that is being dyed.