Needle pleating - PLICATURE
The fold is constructed line by line with a needle. Each line of pleats constructed is tied with the yarn. In the bath, the yarn prevents colors to go through surfaces and maintains the silk pleated. After the bath, all the threads are removed. Silk retains its three-dimensional appearance and colorfulness. This technique is similar to a SHIBORI technique, Japanese term - or TIE & DYE, Anglo-Saxon term.
The designer invented the term PLICATURE, mixing the words LIGATURE and PLICATURA which means, in Latin, an action, a way of folding.