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Japanse Antique Textile Okinawan Bingata Uchikui Wrapping Croth

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1417161

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3-6-15 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

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Beautiful Okinawan uchikui which is a furoshiki (wrapping cloth) with cherry blossom design. The dye technique is tsutsugaki and bingata-zome which is traditional Okinawan dyeing technique adding colorful vegetable color or pigment. Uchikui is dyed with either tsutsugaki or katazome (stencil-resist-dye). Uchikui is used for not only wrapping but also covering gifts. This uchikui is two panels sewn together. Wefts are choma (ramie) and warps are cotton. Uchikui has same family crest in the last photo from "Uchikui" published by Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum in 2015. All hand sewn. Late 19th to early 20th century. 70cm x 69cm