捺染(Nassen): Textile Print
Textile printing is the process of applying color to fabric in definite patterns or designs. In properly printed fabrics, the color is bonded with the fibre, so as to resist washing and friction. Textile printing is related to dyeing; but dyeing usually refers to the whole fabric being uniformly covered with one color, whereas in printing one or more colours are applied to it only in certain parts, and in sharply defined patterns. Learn more about printing in Katazome
Fabric or threads are dyed with a range of dye types. Temperature, density of dye, and length of the time that they are soaked all determines the brightness of the color. To tell the difference between nassen (print dye) and shinzen (dip dye) is that shinzen is usually the same color on the front and back of the fabric. Learn more about dip dye methods such as Shibori.