very intricate dyeing technique was developed called yuuzen.
Artwork would be either stenciled or painted directly onto
the garment with an organic material (rice paste), which
would then dry and harden. The cloth would then be dipped
into a dye bath... with the "resist" painted areas refusing
the dye. After the stencil painting was removed by washing,
a dazzling piece of artwork would be the result. This dye-resist
method is still used today in the production of some kimono.
Early 18th Century