Kanoko is a bound, dye resist shibori pattern and this red silk fabric is covered by this pattern.
Diagonal shibori lines are made by small bits of fabric which are gathered up and held while threads are wound around them, creating a small circular or square motif. The fabric is then dyed, and when dry, the threads are removed leaving the white design.
Kanoko means “baby deer” and the small spots in the motif resemble the markings on a fawn that disappear as it grows older.
The wrinkled texture of the fabric is a result of the binding and will remain as long as the fabric is not washed or heavily ironed.