A full bolt of shirakage shibori early to mid 20th century indigo dyed cotton 12″ x 406″ This bolt of hand-dyed shibori was produced in Arimatsu, Japan during its heyday, one of the great shibori dyeing centers in old Japan which still functions as such today. Shirakage shibori is one of the most difficult shibori techniques to master because so little of the cloth shows evidence of dye. The entire bolt is submerged in an indigo vat and what remains is a delicate network of lines, the fishnet motif in this case. Keeping the white area pure white requires mastery of this technique.