有松絞り Arimatsu tie-dyeing
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori is a tie-dye fabric produced in the area surrounding Midori Ward in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Most of the tie-dye products in Japan are produced here. The tie-dye products are designated as a traditional national craft. The characteristics of Arimatsu Narumi Shibori are the contrast in shading that is created when the fabric is tied and the distinctive texture of the pattern. The Arimatsu area and Narumi area are now regarded as the mecca of Shibori.
For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.