Woven with the living breath of Ainu culture
Attus is a traditional Ainu plain-weave fabric woven from tree bark fibers. Clothing made from the fabric is also called attus. Nibutani-attus is a traditional craft that has inherited those techniques and materials.
Tale of the Nibutani-ita
Nibutani-ita is a flat wooden tray made in a style that has been handed down for generations in the Saru River basin, and is now centered around Nibutani, Biratori. Ainu traditional culture includes a strong tendency toward decorating items for daily use with beautiful patterns, and Nibutani-ita is a wonderful example.