Bingata traditional cloth, Okinawa, Japan 1976

Childs, Iraphne R. (1976) Bingata traditional cloth, Okinawa, Japan 1976. [Image]

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Bingata weaving, Okinawa. Dating from the 14th century, this traditional Okinawan-style dyed cloth, is made using stencils. It is generally bright-colored featuring natural subjects such as fish, water, and flowers. The techniques used are thought to have originated in Southeast Asia (possibly Java), or China or India and arrived in Okinawa through trade. Bingata is worn during traditional Okinawan artistic and historical performances.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: Japanese; weaving; fabrics
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:08
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:39
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
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JapanOkinawaNahaNaha museum
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