No, I'm not revisiting bad politics from the Vietnam War era, I'm reporting on a recent visit to the Kent State University Museum, in Kent OH, which has an exhibit on resist dye techniques that was well worth a detour. Having dabbled in dyeing myself over the years, I was familiar with the techniques, at least in theory, but seeing examples of magnificent master work was exciting.
Today I'll show you several examples of what the curators call "mechanical resist."
Here's a cotton textile from India, wrapped and tied in several dye stages to make a plaid. Here it's out of the last dye bath but only partially unbound. First, the still-wrapped portion; then the opened-up end of the package.