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Okinawa Bingata | Unique Dyeing Method of Ryukyu

Okinawa Bingata | Unique Dyeing Method of Ryukyu

Bingata is a type of Okinawa fabric dyed in bright colors and bold patterns. The patterns on bingata usually portray things of nature such as flowers, water, and fish. The dyeing techniques used to create bingata were unique to Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa. Today bingata is worn in traditional Ryukyu arts performances but in the past bingata were only worn by aristocratic social classes.

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