Detail of yellow bingata textile


Bingata! Only in Okinawa



November 5, 2016–January 30, 2017

Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture, was an independent kingdom until 1879, with its own language, culture, and distinctive textile traditions. This special showing of textile treasures from Okinawan museum collections features brightly colored bingata—traditional resist-dyed fabrics—and contemporary works by Okinawan artists and fashion designers. Read the gallery guide for Bingata or buy the catalogue.

Organized in partnership with the Okinawa Prefectural Government. Major grant support for this exhibition was provided by the Coby Foundation, Ltd., and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.