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Bingata Dye-work

"Bingata" is a characteristic dye-work of Ryukyu’s.

It is said that the origin dates back to 400 years ago and is also correlated to the history of Sarasya(Printed cotton) introduced
from countries of South Asia and of Yuzen(Printed mousseline) originating in northern countries.

However,through this "Bingata",Dye-work has brought fourth more beautiful and more gorgeous colors and patterns,
together with the technical skill to work out.

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図案

People always say that no women in any country have ever made more beautiful dresses than Bingata of Ryukyu’s.

It is not oversaid that the graceful colors dyed in red,yellow and green are,like flowers in full bloom,
harmonious with natural environments and must command the adminiration of beholders.

Bingata is produced through a single process of print-dyeing and it is very rare in universal dye-works to complete a craft
by making most of only the print dyeing,in the connection, hemp or cotton cloth is mainly used as the ground.

The technique for mixing together various kinds of pigments is also without a peer.

The manufactured articles thereof are dye-goods, tapestries, wrapping clothes, hanging scrolls and so on all of which are much in demand.

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