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Tsumugi from Okinawa

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    2020.02.25
    Yomitanzan-Hanaori textiles from Okinawa
    Hana-ori, a flower pattern created "through" weaving, is one of characteristics of Okinawa textiles. Among several different Hanaori textiles, Yomitanzan-hanaori silk textile is distinctly delicate and beautiful.
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    2019.07.02
    Ryukyu Kasuri / “clay wall like” unique texture
    The Ryukyu Kasuri for summer kimono employs unique twisted silk for weft yarns in order to make distinctive scabrous and see-through texture. Its texture is sometimes called "cray wall like".
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    2019.05.10
    Shuri brocade obi made by SHUKUMINE kyoko
    Shukumine Kyoko is the leading personality of Shuri brocade of Okinawa textile. These are the cotton obi made by Shukumine Kyoko. The unique woven pattern is a traditional pattern of Ryukyu culture, that is hand-loomed folk art textile, the fine craftsmanship of Ryukyuan people and the expression of indigenous Okinawa culture.
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    2019.03.09
    Mud-dyeing kumejima-tsumugi
    Kumejima tsumugi is one of traditional crafted tsumugi textiles, made in the Kume island, located about 90 kilometers west of Okinawa Honto.
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