Ryukyu Bingata Kimono

Traditional Ryukyu kimonos are constructed of handwoven fabric with bingata natural dye designs.  The underlying fabric is also handwoven, however the weave structure differs and consists of the Kasuri Ikat style.

Ryukyu Bingata Kimono

A Hanagasa (lotus flower hat) is typically worn with the traditional bingata kimono as seen on these Ryukyu dancers…

Ryukyu Dancers Adorned with Hanagasa

As you can see, the natural beauty of the Islands are depicted in the Ryukyu kimono culture…flowing water, flora, birds and bright tropical colors…

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4 Comments

  1. marie says:

    the colors are just stunning!

  2. Obrigado por visitar Têxtil Ryukyu Herança – seus comentários sobre Okinawa cultura e da arte de fibra são muito apreciados!

  1. […] um representante da cultura de Okinawa. Daí as referências no uniforme de eisa taiko, ao chapéu hanagasa no canto direito superior, à estampa colorida bingata atrás da foto e ao sanshin no canto […]

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