Videos showing banana fibre woven into bashofu cloth

Bashofu weaving includes the preparation of the warp (twisting, dyeing, warping, etc.), the weaving itself and a number of post-weaving steps to be taken to finish the weave.

Kijoka Bashofu Weaving Atelier - Part 1

April 2000 in Kijoka (Okinawa, Japan)

10 min 59 sec

Kijoka Bashofu Weaving Atelier - Part 2

April 2000 in Kijoka (Okinawa, Japan)

11 min 47 sec

Post-weaving treatment of bashofu

April 2000 in Shuri (Okinawa, Japan)

3 min 42 sec

TEWAZA - Kijoka Banana Fiber Cloth

Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square

February 2017 in Kijoka (Okinawa, Japan)

5 min

Bashofu weaving at Yoron Minzoku-mura - 2012

from MrHuraibo's YouTube channel - place Yoron Minzoku-mura on Yoron Island (Kagoshima-Prefecture, Japan)

twisting yarn & warping

3 min

warping (with another tool) 

2 min 56 sec

winding up the warp

3 min 21 sec

threading warp through heddles

2 min 19 sec


2 min 57 sec

finishing the weave

3 min 45 sec