Sahara Desert Image by Rosa Frei
© Rosa Frei
in folds enrobe; pleat
as a web,
in loops, knots, or stitches shape
Shibori is a Japanese term for techniques that may use binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or other methods to dye cloth with various patterns. A number of the methods, including the Kumo shibori, which creates a type of spider-like design, are explained here. Textile artist Carter Smith is one of the greatest of Shibori designers.
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I offer this poem, in Shadorma form, for One Shoot Sunday at One Stop Poetry, which today features an interview with photographer Rosa Frei and several images of her work as inspiration for a Picture Prompt Challenge. Go here to read the interview and then scroll down for instructions on how to contribute an original poem or flash fiction.
Images by Rosa Frei also may be viewed at Photo Emotions.