The second craft class I took in Naha was a weaving class. I made a "tea mat", like a coaster but a little bigger. This type of weaving and cloth was once reserved for the royalty of the Ryukyus. I took the class at the Naha City Traditional Arts and Craft Center. On a previous trip to Okinawa, I took a glass blowing class at this center. See the last half of this post.
For this class, I chose colors and a pattern and one of the weavers from the studio showed me how to make the pattern, then stood nearby to make sure I did it correctly. Can you see the pattern of the raised white threads? If I had the space, I would love to have a loom and take up weaving.