Okinawan Dolls donated to East-West Centre University of Hawaii
Three ornately dressed dolls from Okinawa, made around 1973.
A male and female couple
A female playing kutu (koto) from wood, silk, bamboo
The dolls wear the elaborate silk garments famous in Okinawa. The renowned yellow fabric on the inside kimono known as bingata displays the legendary dye knowledge unique to the Ryukyu island peoples.