LWIF EP150: Making Cloth from Tree Bark with Ainu in Japan

The Ainu are Japan’s indigeneous people who live in Hokkaido, it’s northernmost prefecture. In June of 2019 I visited the Ainu village of Nibutania to see how their traditional textile Attus (アットゥシ) is made using tree bark.

Maya’s YouTube Channel about Ainu
More about Nibutani
The Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum

What’s a traditional craft like where you’re from?