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Ryukyu and Ainu Textiles

Explore the colorful woven and dyed textiles used for clothing by the Ryukyu people, who live in the southern islands that we call Okinawa today, and the Ainu, an aboriginal people who live in Hokkaido.

Provided by Kyoto National Museum

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