CHOGAPPO ・ チョガッポ
KOREA, EARLY/MID 20C
>HAND-KNOTTED BASHO-FU BANANA FIBER
KASURI-RESISTED HANDSPUN COTTON
DYED WITH SAFFLOWER AND RYUKYU INDIGO
TAKETOMI-JIMA, OKINAWA, LATE 19C/EARLY 20C
Tiisaji hand towels of basho-fu were traditionally woven by young women in the Yaeyama archipelago of Okinawa and given to their suitors as a symbol of love and commitment.