You can manipulate Shibori in many ways. Wendy (Shibori class student at The Art Center) first painted on silk. Then "resist" some areas and put it into dye bath. It changes the image and it makes more complex.
We do some research for old textiles (Peruvian) and they are so inspiring. They show many symbolism and often the meanings are beyond our thoughts at present. Various images are impressive about their rich imagination. It is a good opportunity to re-think designs.