December 5, 2016

Bingata! Only in Okinawa

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Bingata! Only in Okinawa Exhibit at the Textile Museum at George Washington University (Washington, DC)

According to Virginia Soenksen, bingata / 紅型 is “(stenciled resist-dying) is one of the most iconic textile techniques native to the archipelago that today comprises Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. Brightly colored and dynamic in design, the technique was perfected by artisans of the Ryukyu Kingdom (1429-1879) and embraced by the kingdom’s aristocrats as a status symbol.” []

The Textile Museum at Washington, DC is now having an exhibit on bingata till January 30, 2017.

The exhibit at the East West Center Gallery at the UH Mānoa includes some bingata.

Gallery Info:

East-West Center Gallery
John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road (corner Dole St. & East-West Rd.)

Hours: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sundays Noon-4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Oct. 10, Nov. 11, 24, Dec. 23, 25-26, 30, Jan. 1-2.

Admission: free

Visitor parking is managed by UH-Mānoa; parking fees may apply. Parking is normally free and ample on Sundays.

Free school and group tours available.

For further information: 808-944-7177