知花花織 Chibana-hanaori textiles


Chibana hanaori is a textile produced in Chibana, Okinawa, Okinawa prefecture. It has flowery patterns woven in the base textile as well as a continuous geometric pattern. This kind of textile with a continuous geometric pattern is called mon orimono, and its gorgeous pattern is thought to have been brought from South Asia. Chibana hanaori has been and continues to be worn for important ritual events.

For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.

知花花織(ちばなはなおり)は沖縄県沖縄市知花で作られている織物です。布の地に花のような文様が織り込まれていることが特徴で、このような連続した幾何学模様を織り込んだ織物を紋織物と言い、華やかな文様のルーツは南アジアから伝わったものとも言われています。