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Yuko Tamanaha 
Dyeing and Weaving Craftman (Ryukyu Bingata)

Dyeing and Weaving Craftman (Ryukyu Bingata)

Born in 1936 in Ishigaki Island. Designated as a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property "Bingata" (a living national treasure) in 1996.
Studied under Eiki Shiroma, who is the 14th representative at Shiroma Family, the head of Ryukyu Bingata. Even after mastering the traditional Bingata technique, he strives to refine his technique while repeatedly studying on designs and techniques conveyed by various old dyeing styles.
He is highly evaluated by presenting works fitting for modern sense while making full use of the texture of Okinawan fabric.
For the basis of design, he makes sketches of the things which remain in his mind or attract him, such as the scenery of Okinawa, the scenery of the sea, the flowers blooming in the road. In his design, the flowers in Okinawa are especially used much, and the coloring is brilliant and beautiful also.

This Artist's Public Art Works

日本に「1% フォー・アート」の実現を
日本に「1% フォー・アート」の実現を
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