Katabori Make a pattern
Underlay tool is “Rukuju” (dry tofu).
Rukuju takes a lot of wear and tear. That has been used since olden days.
Kataoki Pattern print
Painting starch and dry. Carved place of pattern will be printed on cloth. The starch made by sticky rice and bran.
So, the starch softness vary with temperature, humidity, and pattern.
Bingata usually paint color twice time.
First painting, decide to color scheme.
After dry, painting second time.
We print the cloth with color.
Make shading on colored patterns.
Using two types brushes (paintingcolor and printing).
Shading makes pattern three-dimension.
Hung the charms out in the strong Okinawa sun to dry.
After few days, Rinse starch and impurities with a lot of water for 4~5hour.
I am excited about the pattern color of the charm appears. We need special care to the work.
This work need a lot of water.
That why making bingata is developed in Shuri city (abundant spring water).