The dyeing techniques used in the production of Japanese cotton prints are of a wide variety: paste-resist (tsutsugaki), shaped-resist (shabori), and ikat (kasuri), as well as composite techniques that use 2 or more of these techniques together.
Other techniques include wax-resist (batik), stencil dyeing (katazome) and free-hand. Yuzen which was invented around 1700 is one of the most famous Japanese dyeing techniques. It is a combination of either freehand or stenciled paste-resist work and hand-application of dyes. These fabrics wash beautifully and the colors stay vibrant practically forever! A wide variety of these gorgeous Japanese cotton print fabrics are available in our store.