I took a class to learn about the traditional art of fabric dyeing called Bingata. This craft is an ancient Ryukyu craft here in Okinawa. The fabric is coated with a sticky gum substance to resist the dye. Then you take little brush and work dye into the fabric. This class happened to be a rooster on canvas. Not very traditional and a little disappointing for me. Usually the designs are of flowers or koi fish.