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Shibori: Eighth-century Japanese art taught at ACGC

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After stirring it in a vat of indigo dye for several minutes Tuesday morning, Carol Gustavson lifts a piece of fabric from the nearly black liquid.

She holds the cloth and blows on the rows of bulges where the material has been gathered and tied.

The deep blue on the cloth begins to turn green.

It's magic, art, tradition and

science.

A teachable moment.

It's also shibori, a Japanese art that dates to the 8th century.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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