I Practice an Ancient Art…

I practice the ancient art of  Bingata…

Bingata is a Ryukyuan dyeing process that was developed during the 14-15th centuries.  Natural pigments and vegetable dyestuffs are applied to cotton, silk and bashofu fabrics.

A stencil is used with Nori paste (a resist paste) to outline the design to be dyed.  In my work here, i have applied natural dyes to cotton fabric.  The colors are vivid…blue from fermented Ryukyu Ai (indigo) and red from…akabanaa (the hibiscus flower)…


Published by Ryukyu Heritage Textiles

Weaver. Fiber Artist. Photographer. Cook. Independent Traveler. Writer. Knitter. Fiber Spinner. Gardener. Geoscientist. Nature Lover. Angler. Marathoner. Wife. Observer. Taster. Technologist. Did i say Weaver?

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