resist-dyeing

resist-dyeing

[ri′zist ‚dī·iŋ]
(textiles)
A cross-dyeing method in which a chemical is applied to certain yarns before weaving so that, when the material is dyed, only the untreated yarns take the dye, producing a colorful pattern; the chemical is later removed from the fabric.
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It is therefore impossible to trace the stages by which India developed the basic technique of mordant- and resist-dyeing to the sophisticated level of painting on cotton fabric.
This natural-seeming phenomenon was achieved by skillfully resist-dyeing the surface of a light-coloured, weathered stone, with the dragon shape left undyed.