0. BINGATA TENUGUI - SHISA (GUARDIAN LION)
[YG-043] $25.00

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Bingata is a type of dyeing method from Okinawa, Japan. Originally, bingata came from South Asia back from 14th century, the Okinawans borrowed the technique and created their own nature-inspired designs that found throughout the island. Bingata tenugui is a new challanging between Bingata artist and traditional chusen dyeing method, made a beautiful new creation to 21st century!
Shisa is a Okinawan guardian lion, it has a very long history. Some said, originally the design was came from Ancient Orient, so you may see some similar design structures with Sphinx. Shisa are placed a pair, and decorate in front of entrance, or the top of roof. People believe Shisa will protect you from evils. Some Okinawans believe the male has his mouth closed to keep bad out of the home, while the female has her mouth open to share goodness. This Bingata tenugui was designed Bingata artist Morio. Please enjoy the beauty of Okinawa with Bingata Tenugui!
Bingata tenugui is sold exclusively at wuhaonyc.com in the USA.
It uses 100% Japanese cotton fabric and uses chusen method hand-dye.
size: 33x90 (cm) / 12.9x35.4(inch)
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