Plant fiber textiles

In Okinawa area, ramie plant and basho (banana) tree are the two major bast fiber material for textile making. However, there is a long tradition of textile making with other kind of plant fiber spread out all over Japan.

Basho

芭蕉布
Basho
Musa basjoo

Ramie-Ishigaki-jima & Ramie-miyako-jima

八重山上布/宮古上布
Choma/Karamushi/Boo
Boemeria nivea (nipononivea)

Kudzu

葛 布
Kuzu
Pueraria lobata

Linden

科 布
Shinanoki
Tilia japonica

Hemp

大 麻 布
奈良晒し
Taima/Ooasa
Cannabis

Wisteria

藤布
Fuji
wisteria floribunda
wisteria btachybotrys

Paper Mulberry

太 布
Kouzo
Broussonetia kazinoki