Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique dating back to the eighth century and traditionally used for kimono. Plain fabric is dyed in a base colour, then the cloth is folded and bound with thread. The fabric is then dyed in a second colour, before the bindings are removed to reveal the finished design.

Contemporary artisans from Kyoto, the home of Japan's finest textile arts, use shibori to create elegant, strikingly original silk scarves. Each handmade and hand-dyed shibori scarf is unique and takes more than three months to produce.