Lost Textiles of Ryukyu
Follow Nuno designer Reiko Sudo as she searches for the secrets of the lost craft of “ton-byan”.
The Ryukyu Kingdom (15C-19C) flourished in present-day Okinawa through international trade
and developed a unique culture known for its beautifully dyed and woven textiles. While
craftspeople made painstaking efforts to revive some of these traditions after they were lost in
World War II, one particularly exquisite type of fabric called “ton-byan” remains a mystery. Join
Japan's leading textile designer Sudo Reiko as she travels around Okinawa, searching for the
secrets of this lost craft.
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If you are unable to attend, the movie is free until November 7, 2021.