南風原花織 Haebaru woven flowers


Haebaru woven flowers are essentially made in the city of Haebaru in the Okinawa prefecture. Only flowers harvested in the prefecture such as garcinia or an indigo plant called Ryukyu ai are used to dye the yarns. Many years of work and practice are necessary to perfect the techniques that make the detailed patterns of Haebaru woven flowers look like embroidery at first sight.

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

南風原花織は、沖縄県島尻郡南風原町を中心に生産されている工芸品で、琉球藍やフクギなどの植物を用いて染色された糸で織り上げられています。
特徴は、花のように美しく、一見すると刺繍のように緻密な図柄に立体感があることです。