I have a real design crush at the moment on Shibori. What is Shibori?? I hear you asked.
Shibori is the centuries old Japanese art of resist fabric dying. By tying, stitching, folding and twisting the fabric (usually cottons, silks and hemp), and dipping into dye, various planned out patterns are created. The choice of technique was dependant on the type of fabric and the pattern to be achieved.