Written sources on cultural aspects of bashofu

Okinawan Textiles as Japanese Heritage : A Critical Approach (2019)

Author: Francesco MONTUORI.

MA thesis in History, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Academic year 2018-2019.

Focusing on Kijoka-bashōfu and Bingata textiles.


Bashofu: the traditional banana-fibre textile culture of Okinawa (2016)

Author: Tim Parry-Williams.

Journal article.

Selvedge, 70. pp. 60-63 (3 pages).


The Origins of Banana-fibre Cloth in the Ryukyus, Japan (2007)

Author: Katrien Hendrickx.

Book published by Leuven University Press (Belgium).

Partly available on Google books.


Bashofu: Banana-fibre Cloth and its Transformations of Usage and Meaning across Boundaries of Place and Time in the Ryukyu Archipelago (2006)

Author: Katrien Hendrickx (supervisor: Willy Vande Walle).

Ph.D. thesis submitted on March 23, 2006.

Leuven Catholic University (KU Leuven), Belgium.

Based on research done from 2000 to 2005 in the Ryukyu islands of Japan.

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