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22 May, 2005

Bingata Kinchaku

I finally finished the bingata kinchaku last night! For those who don't know what bingata is - it is a rather unique and vibrant traditional dying technique from Okinawa - it contains a lot of traditional Japanese patterns, but, is highly influenced by the various islands and countries surrounding it also giving it the unique flavour that it has.

This kinchaku would be perfect to be used with kimono or yukata - or even contempoary clothing. It measures around 7 inches across the bottom and 7 inchs tall...and 3 inches wide at the base. Both the outside and inside is silk. I'll be putting this up on my website later today.


Flat View:

Bottom View:

I also made this kinchaku for my own personal use. It has a basket bottom and is lined with purple cotton. The outside fabric is a soft pink silk with this awesome metallic woven floral pattern.

And last, but not least - I made a tiny green shibori frog for funlast night:

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