首里織 Shuri brocade


Shuri brocade (called Shuri ori in Japanese) is a woven fabric produced on the main island of Okinawa. Shuri brocade is woven with silk, cotton, hemp or banana fiber threads, and dyed with plant dyes including Ryukyu ai (indigo), fukugi tree, shibukitekachi and guru. Currently, it is used for kimono belts and accessories.

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

首里織(しゅりおり)は、沖縄本島で織られる織物です。原材料は、絹、木綿、麻、芭蕉などの糸が用いられ、琉球藍、福木、シブキ、テカチ、グールなどの染料が使用されます。