Method of applying dye to material, such as cloth or wood, which is covered in part with a dye-resistant, removable substance such as wax. The applied wax allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, with more complex designs achieved by multiple wax applications.
A technique for printing text, images, or patterns. A wood block is carved with a relief design, inked, and pressed on paper or fabric multiple times to create a pattern. More complex designs and varied colors are achieved by using multiple wood blocks.
A type of delicate metalwork embellishment made from fine wire threads and/or beads twisted, curled, and soldered to create lacelike patterns. Filigree designs may be openwork or applied to an object's surface.
An intricate technique used to pattern textiles by wrapping or tying off patterns in the warp before weaving, dyeing in the desired color, unwrapping, and threading the loom—a process that is repeated for more complex patterns.
A type of fabric produced on a special loom that is fitted with perforated cards to facilitate the weaving of complex woven-in designs, often with large repeated designs or tapestry effects. Fabrics made by this method include brocade, damask, and brocatelle.
A reversible, handwoven flatweave rug or covering in which warp yarns are interwoven with weft yarns. Kilims often feature bold geometric designs and are most often created with wool, cotton, or silk.
The coiling and shaping of narrow strips of paper to create a design. Created using a small needlelike tool, quilled designs can be openwork or applied to the surface of an object.
A printing process in which paint, ink, or dye is forced through a fine screen onto the surface beneath. Different areas of the screen are blocked off to create a picture or pattern, with each color requiring a different screen. Also known as silk screen.
A resist-dyeing technique of producing textile patterns by tying parts of the fabric to shield it from the dye. Fabric may be folded, twisted, pleated, or crumpled to achieve different effects.