Ryukyu Textiles Presentation

Ryukyu Textiles Presentation

I’m so pleased to serve as the guest speaker at the Weavers and Spinners Society of Austin (WSSA), Texas USA meeting on Thurs., October 11, 2018 at 7 pm. My presentation is entitled “Weaving and Dyeing in the Colorful Spirit of an Ancient Craft”. The highlights of the presentation include an overview of the textile […]

The Weaving of Flowers

The Weaving of Flowers

Shuri Hana Ori is a float weave structure that originated in Shuri, the capitol of the Ryukyu Kingdom, during the Ryukyu Kingdom period (15 – 19th century).  Shuri is located on Okinawa Island, Japan. Hana means “flower” and “ori” means weaving in Japanese, therefore Shuri Hana Ori (or, Hana Ui in Ryukyuan language) is essentially […]

A Little Bird…

A little bird is perched atop my Okinawan High Loom.  She is yellow, but a lighter yellow than the Fukugi dye on my handwoven Shuri Hana Ori threads…

Treasure each Thread…

Shuri Ori (or Shuri Hana Ori) textiles originated in the old capital of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Shuri, on Okinawa Island, Japan.  I weave Shuri Ori as a means of preserving my family weaving heritage… As i weave this ancient weave structure, i treasure each thread just as i treasure my ancestors… I treasure each thread […]