YUNTANZA Minsaa (Obi sash Textiles)

The weaving of this fabric started about the same time as Yomitanzan Hanaori Fabrics and is similarly characterized by a tropical feel and motifs. Production ceased for a time, but was revived by elderly people who knew the techniques involved.

A minsaa is a narrow obi usually made from a yarn-dyed silk ikat yarn woven into colorful patterns of tropical flair. Patterns are often floral and sometimes of a complex ikat type.


Yomitanzan Minsaa is a textile with unique tropical colors made from ikat dyed cotton. Gushibana, sokobana and kasuri are popular patterns seen in the Yomitanzan.

How to make

Most methods are similar to Yomitanzan Hanaori. Yomitanzan Minsaa also shares weft throwing by hand-shuttle, textiles with monbo or hanasoko and ikat dying.