This is a fragment of a Japanese indigo-dyed shibori textile. Shibori is a resist dyeing method that involved either binding, stitching, folding, compressing, capping, or twisting the fabric to create the tie-dye pattern. Shibori is an example of radial balance, because "all elements of the design radiate from a central point" (Allen & Jones, pg. 105). Image Source: Gunner, "Shibori for Textile Artists," pg. 12.