Hand made bingata wall hanging. It is a traditional stencilled resist dyeing technique from Okinawa Prefecture. People wear bingata during traditional Ryukyuan festivals and traditional arts performances.
The Ryukyu Kingdom, having trade between Korea, Japan, China and other Southeast Asian countries in the 15th and 16th centuries. It utilised fabric decoration techniques from these countries to create an independent style of dyework. Featuring nature-inspired designs reflecting the Ryukyu Islands.The abundant flora and fauna gave the resulting fabric a strong natural influence. In 1609, Japan invaded the Ryukyu Kingdom. Japan demanded tribute from the Ryukyu people of handicraft production. Judged by an exacting and high standard set by the royal authorities, resulting in the exported goods reaching a high level of craftsmanship that generated a strong desire for Ryukyu crafts and goods.
Only one piece available. Originally from Okinawa, Japan.
Dimensions: 0.1″ x 31″ x 52″