A Treasured Creation: The Master Weavers of Amami

15 Minutes

15m 00s
Broadcast on February 16, 2022 Available until March 31, 2024

One of Japan's most prized textiles comes from a subtropical island where the makers still hew to the methods of 1,300 years ago. Using indigenous plants and ponds of iron-rich mud, the artisans of Amami-Oshima create luxurious silk pongee, threading the island's long history of poverty and oppression into their craft.

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