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Arts and Crafts/Folklore
Fine arts and crafts and folk documents (original) stored in this museum. Personal donations make up the majority of them.

Lined costume in BINGATA dyeing.

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Lined costume in BINGATA dyeing.


This is a BINGATA-dyeing winter lined costume for boys who have not experienced their coming-of-age ceremonies yet. Gorgeous peonies and Chinese phoenixes patterns were drawn on the yellow-colored cloth which was dyed with orpiment and vegetable dyes. Costumes with Chinese phoenix patterns were worn by only royal family members including princes, princesses, KIKOEOOGIMI (the highest rank of priestess, and wives or sisters of the Kings took this position).

Data ListNational Treasure: Ryukyu King Sho Family Related Documents
Document Code05000015

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