与那国織 Yonaguni brocade


Yonaguni Ori is a textile produced in Yonaguni-cho, Yaeyama Gun, Okinawa Prefecture. The characteristic of Yonaguni Ori is the simple beauty of the textile that is dyed and woven by hand in the distinctive climate. The most popularly woven Yonaguni textile is the small striped patterns and the geometric patterns from which the small flower patterns emerge. The production of Yonaguni Ori takes time and it is used not only for the kimono and the belt specific to the island but also for other accessories including towels, ties and bags.

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

与那国織(よなぐにおり)は、沖縄県八重山郡与那国町で作られている織物です。特徴は、独特の風土と手作りによって島に自然に生える植物から作られる染料で染められ、手で織り上げられた素朴な美しさです。